Makara Masam 2017, Makaram Month in Malayalam Calendar of Kerala

Makara Masam or Makaram month is the sixth month in Malayalam calendar of Kerala and other Malabar regions. In 2017, Makara Masam starts on January 14 with Makara Sankranti or transition of Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) and ends on February 12, 2017.

Makara vilakku or Makarajyothi festival in Sabarimala Ayyappa temple marks the beginning of Makaram month.

During Makaram month, some special celebrations are held in Goddess Bhagavathi temples in Kerala. Bharani nakshatram day in Makaram month is celebrated as Makara Bharani in Bhagavathi temples. In 2017, Makara Bharani date is February 4. Prathistana day is celebrated in Makara masa in many temples of Kerala.

Thaipusam is a popular festival dedicated to Lord Subramanya (Murugan). It is observed on Poosam day in Thaimasam of Tamil calendar.

Next month in Malayalam calendar is Kumbha masam.

Makara masam coincides with Thai masam in Tamil calendar, Magh month in other lunar calendars.

Important Tamil Festivals in Makara Masam 2017

14 January 2017 – Makara Sankranti , Sabarimala Masa Pooja Arambham

17 January 2017 – Makara Chovva

19 January 2017 – Vivekananda Jayanti

23 January 2017 – Shat Tila Ekadashi

27 January 2017 – Amavasi , Shula Vratam

28 January 2017 – Magha Gupta Navratri

30 January 2017 – Sri Somavara Vratam , Gandhi Samaadhi

1 February 2017 – Vasanth Panchami

2 February 2017 – Shasti

4 February 2017 – Makara Bharani

5 February 2017 – Karthika Vrutham

7 February 2017 – Jaya Ekadashi

8 February 2017 – Pradosham

10 February 2017 – Pournami Vratham , Pournami

12 February 2017 – Kumbha Samkramam

Makara Masam in Previous Years

Makara Masam 2016 – January 15 to February 12.

In 2015, Makara Masam starts on January 14 with Makara Sankranti or transition of Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) and ends on February 12, 2015.

In 2014, Makaram Masam was from January 14 to February 12. In 2012, Makara Masam dates – from January 15 to February 13.

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