Karkidaka Masam 2016 (Karkidakam Month 2016)

Karkidaka masam (Karikidakam month / Ramayana Masam) is the last and 12th month in Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. In 2016, Karkidaka Masam starts on July 16 and ends on August 16.

Karkidakam month is dedicated to dead ancestors during when Shraddh ritual or pitru tharpan are offered to them. It marks the Sun’s transition to Karkadaka rashi from Mithuna rashi.

Karkidaka Vavu Bali (Pitru tharpan rituals) is the major ritual followed in Malayalam month of Karkidakam in Kerala. Karkidaka Vavu Bali 2016 date is August 2.

The sacred scripture Ramayana is recited during the whole month of Karkidam hence it is also known as Ramayana Masam. To welcome the Malayalam New Year (Chingam 1 or Chingam Month 1) with refreshing spiritual approach, Ramayana is recited till the last day of Karkidaka month.

Malayala month of Karkadikam 2016 corresponds with Aadi month in Tamil calendar, Shravana masam in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars. It coincides with Shravan Month and Bhadrapada Month in North Indian Hindi calendars. It corresponds with Bengali Shraban month.

Malayalam Festivals in Karkidaka Masam 2016

16 July 2016 – Dakshinayana Punyakalam

17 July 2016 – Pradosham

19 July 2016 – Veluthu Vavu, Chaturmasya Vratham begins, Vyasa Puja, Guru Pournami

20 July 2016 – Shravana Vratam

22 July 2016 – Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal Jayanti

23 July 2016 – Sankatahara Chaturthi

26 July 2016 – Vastu Day

28 July 2016 – Karthikai Vratam

30 July 2016 – Ekadashi Vratham

31 July 2016 – Pradosham

1 August 2016 – Masa Shivaratri

2 August 2016 – Karkidaka Vavu Bali

4 August 2016 – Chandra Darshanam

6 August 2016 – Chaturthi Vratham, Naga Chaturthi

7 August 2016 – Vidushekhara Bharathi Vardhanthi, Naga Panchami, Garuda Panchami

8 August 2016 – Shashti Vratham

12 August 2016 – Varalakshmi Vratham in other parts of India.

14 August 2016 – Ekadashi Vratam

16 August 2016 – Pradosham

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31 Comments

  1. JYOTHISH BABU P says:

    Can i start construction of my house during karkitaka maasam.

  2. Puducode Rama Iyer Ramachander says:

    http://rajathathas.blogspot.in/ Contains the entire Adhyathma Ramayana of Ezhuthachan typed in english with english meaning . Those Malayalis who do not know how to read Malayalam script can use it to read Ramayanam during Ramayana Masam.

  3. Bhupen says:

    when is the karkada vavu in malayalam calender 2014

  4. Sarin says:

    importance of reading ramayana in the month of karkidakam

  5. Sadbhuj says:

    is amaavasi and karuthavavu same in malayalam month?

  6. Sridatta says:

    importance of reading Ramayana in the month of Karkidaka

  7. Shreeprada says:

    what time should we read ramayana in karkidaka month

  8. Kanyaka says:

    what pooja to be done when karkidakam ends

  9. Tatya says:

    when will be karkidaka masam in 2014 in malayalam

  10. Ganesh says:

    any problem in taking new vehicle in karkidakam

  11. Mrinaal says:

    Is there any problem a baby born in karkidakam malayalam month

  12. Nilashri says:

    can i buy a new house during karkidakam month

  13. Chitrabhanu says:

    which ramayana is read in kerala in karkadam masam

  14. Joshitha says:

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  15. Avadhesh says:

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  16. Ratnesh says:

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  17. Jayanti says:

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  18. Vipra says:

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  19. Krishanu says:

    from where to start ramayanam reading in karkidakamasam

  20. Kalap says:

    can we buy a car during ramayana masam

  21. Raakesh says:

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  22. Chandeedaas says:

    what is the first day of karkadaka month in 2013

  23. Shyamsundar says:

    please explain malayalam what is karkidakam why the kerala people reading ramayana in karkidaka masam

  24. Harsika says:

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  25. Iditri says:

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  26. Tungesh says:

    is there any problem for marriage in karutha vavu

  27. Rajatshubhra says:

    is it good to be born in karkidakam

  28. Biju Nair says:

    Can we finalise any deals in this Month. Is this a good month to Purchasing of Gold, Car, Home etc???