Thai Masam 2014, Thai Month in Tamil Calendar

Thai masam or Thai month or Thy masam is the tenth month as per the traditional Tamil Calendar. In 2014, Thai Masam begins on January 14 and ends on February 12.

This month is one of the auspicious months for Tamil speaking people all around the world. Some Tamil people celebrate the first day of Thai masam or Thai Pongal as the Tamil New Year day.

But traditional Tamil New Year day is celebrated as Puthandu which usually falls on Mesha Sankranti (Mesha Sankramana).

Thai masam is the favourite month for Lord Murugan and Lord Shiva. During the month, Murugan devotees carry Kavadis to Aarupadaiveedu (six abodes dedicated to Lord Murugan). Thai Pusam is one of the major festivals celebrated in Thai masam.

Maha Shivaratri is another big festival celebrated on Thai masa Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi day.

Thai Sukravaram or the Fridays in this month are very auspicious for Telugu speaking people settled in Tamil Nadu.

14 January 2014 – Thai Pongal

15 January 2014 – Maatu Pongal, Kaanum Pongal

16 January 2014 – Vata Savitri Vratam

17 January 2014 – Thai Poosam

19 January 2014 – Sankatahara Chaturthi

21 January 2014 – Thiruvaiyyar Thyagaraja Aradhana

25 January 2014 – Vastu Day

27 January 2014 – Ekadashi Vrata

28 January 2014 – Pradosha Vrata

29 January 2014 – Monthly Shivaratri

30 January 2014 – Thai Amavasai, Shravana Vrata

1 February 2014 – Chandra Darshan

3 February 2014 – Chaturthi Vratha

4 February 2014 – Vasanta Panchami

5 February 2014 – Shashti vrata

6 February 2014 – Ratha Saptami

7 February 2014 – Krittikai Vrata, Bhishmashtami

10 February 2014 – Ekadashi Vrata, Bhishma Ekadashi

11 February 2014 – Varaha Dwadashi, Trilokya Gauri Vrata

12 February 2014 – Vishnupadi Punyakalam, Pradosha Vrata

In 2013, Thai Masam begins on January 15 and ends on February 12. Thai masam in 2012 was from 15th January 2012 to 13th February 2012.

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