Purattasi (Purattasi Masam, Purattasi month) is one of the auspicious months in Tamil calendar. In 2017, Purattasi masam starts on September 17 and ends on October 17 as per traditional Tamil calendar followed in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Purattasi coincides with Ashwin month of North Indian Hindi calendar and Ashwayuja masam of Telugu and Kannda calendars. Kanni month of Malayalam calendar coincides with Tamil Purattasi masam.
Purattasi Sani, Saturdays in Purattasi masam, are most auspicious days during which Purattasi Sani vratha is observed.
There is a huge list of important festivals celebrated in the month of Puratasi. In 2017, Navarathri (Durga Ashtami, Mahanavami) and Vijayadashami are the biggest festivals celebrated in Purattasi masam of Tamil calendar..
Important festivals’ dates in Purattasi month 2017
21 September 2017 – Devi Sharan Navaratri begins
22 September 2017 – 1st Purattasi Sani (First Saturday in Purattasi Month)
29 September 2017 – 2nd Purattasi Sani (Second Saturday in Purattasi Month)
30 September 2017 – Dasara = Vijayadasami
6 October 2017 – 3rd Purattasi Sani
13 October 2017 – 4th Purattasi Sani