Vaishakha masam or Vaishakh month is the second month in traditional Hindu Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh. In 2017, Vaishakha masam starts on April 27 and ends on May 25.
The similar calendar is followed in Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Gujarat. Vaisakha masam is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is also known as Madhava Masam in Vaishnava calendar.
Vaishakha Snanam is the main ritual observed during the month of Vaisakh. Special Vaisakha masa pujas are performed in many famous temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Lord Krishna, Lord Narasimha, etc.) in Andhra Pradesh.
Shukla Paksham in Telugu Vaishakha masam 2017 starts on April 27 and ends on May 10.
Krishna Paksham in Telugu Vaisakha masam 2017 starts on May 11 and ends on May 25.
Akshaya Tritiya, Narasimha Jayanthi (Narsimha Chaturdashi), and Buddha Purnima (Maha Vaishakhi) are the major festivals in Vaisakha maasam. Gauri Puja and Lakshmi Puja are performed on Aksha Thadiya in many regions of Andhra Pradesh.
Chandanotsavam is held on Akshaya Truthiya in Simhachalam Narasimha swamy temple. Vasavi Jayanthi, Veerabrahma swamy Aradhana (Brahmamgari Aradhana), Annavaram Satyanarayana swamy kalyanam, and Vaisakha Pournami Sampada Gauri vratam are other important festivals celebrated in Vaisakh maasam in Andhra Pradesh as par Telugu calendar.
Telugu Festivals in Vaishakha Masam 2017
Friday, 28 April 2017 – ParashuRam Jayanti
Friday, 28 April 2017 – Akshaya Tritiya
Tuesday, 2 May 2017 – Ganga Saptami
Thursday, 4 May 2017 – Sita Navami
Saturday, 6 May 2017 – Mohini Ekadashi
Tuesday, 9 May 2017 – Narasimha Jayanti
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 – Buddha Purnima
Thursday, 11 May 2017 – Narada Jayanti
Sunday, 14 May 2017 – Vrishabha Sankranti
Monday, 22 May 2017 – Apara Ekadashi
Thursday, 25 May 2017 – Shani Jayanti
Thursday, 25 May 2017 – Vat Savitri Vrat