Vaigasi month or Vaigasi masam is the second month in traditional Tamil calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. Vaikasi month is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and many temple festivals are celebrated during the month. In 2013, Vaigasi month begins on May 15 and ends on June 14.
Vaigasi month in 2013 corresponds with Vaishakh month and Jyeshta month in all lunar calendars followed in North India, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Next Tamil month in traditional Tamil Panjangam is Aani masam or Aani month.
Vaikasi Visakam or Vaigasi Visagam is the major festival celebrated in the month Vaigasi. Vaigasi Visagam 2013 date is May 24.
Vaikasi month corresponds with Edava month in Malayalam calendar and Jyeshto month in Bengali calendar.
Tamil Festivals in Vaigasi Masam 2013
15 May 2013 – Sri Adishankaracharya Jayanti. Vrishabha Sankranti. Bhaktakavi Surdas Jayanti. Sri Ramanuja Jayanti. Kazipet Sri Swayambhu Shwetharka Moola Ganapathi Temple Panchadasha Vasantothsavams begins.
16 May 2013 – Putraprapthi Vratham. Gurupushyamrut Yog. Shri Gajanan Maharaj Jayanti at Akkalkot, Maharashtra as per date.
17 May 2013 – Ganga Saptami. Gangotpatti. Ganga Puja. Ganga Mela at Haridwar. Mrukandu Jayanti. Kanyakumari Ganvatarana.
18 May 2013 – Bagalamukhi Jayanti. Durgashtami.
19 May 2013 – Janaki Navami. Sita Navami. Maithili Day in Bihar. Vashista Rushi Jayanti. Sita Jayanti.
20 May 2013 – Vasavi Jayanti. Sri Veerabrahmendra Jayanti. Tiruchanur Padmavathi Kalyanotsavam. Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Jayanti. Bipinchandra Pal Smrutidin.
21 May 2013 – Mohini Ekadashi. Annavaram Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Kalyanam.
22 May 2013 – Parashurama Jayanti. Jamadagni Vratham. Parshuram Dwadashi. Pradosh Vrat.
23 May 2013 – Nrusimha Jayanti (Narasimha Chaturdashi). Maharshi Vyas Jayanti.
24 May 2013 – Chinnamasta Jayanti. Purnima begins. Kurma Jayanti. Omkareshwar Yatra. Adi Shankaracharya Kailasa Gaman. Pushtipati Vinayak Jayanti.
25 May 2013 – Maha Vaishakhi. Buddha Purnima. Sharabha Jayanti. Sampada Gauri Vratham. Agni Karthari ends. Vaishampayan Janmotsav. Ardhanarishwara Vratham. Sindhu Snanam. Vyasa Purnima. Annamacharya Jayanti. Rohini Karthe begins. Vaishakh Snana ends.
26 May 2013 – Vrundavan Parikrama. Devrushi Narad Jayanti.
28 May 2013 – Sankashti Chaturthi. Vasthu Karthari ends. Angark Chaturthi. Swatantraveer VD Savarkar Jayanti (Veer Savarkar Jayanti). Bhauma Chaturthi.
4 June 2013 – Apara Ekadashi
8 June 2013 – Amavasai
In 2012, Vaigasi month dates – from May 14 to June 14.