Vrischika Masam or Vrischikam month in Malayalam calendar of Kerala is the fourth month of Kolla varsham. In 2016, Vrischika masam starts on November 16 and ends on 15 December.
English year 2016 – 2017 is 1192 year in Kollavarsham or religious almanac of Kerala. Vrischikam month consists of 30 days in 1192 year.
Vrischika Sankranti or Vrischika Sankramana marks the beginning of Vrischika masam in Malayalam calendar. Many temple festivals are celebrated during this month in Kerala.
Sabarimala Mandala Puja and Ayyappa Deeksha is the most auspicious ritual observed in the month. Sabarimala Mandalam season begins on November 15 and ends on December 26.
Guruvayur Ekadashi is a big festival of Guruvayurappan temple during Vrischikam month.
Vaikathastami festival is held in Vaikom Mahadeva Temple near Kottayam. It is one of the grand celebrations at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.
Triprayar Ekadashi celebrations are held in Triprayar Sri Rama temple near Trissur during Vrischikam Month.
It coincides with Karthikai masam in Tamil calendar; Karthika and Margashira masam in Telugu and Kannada Panchangam. Next month in Malayalam calendar is Dhanu Masam or Dhanu month.
Important festivals in Vrischika Masam 2016 in Malayalam calendar
16 November 2016 – Sabarimala Vratha begins, Mudavan Muzhukku, Vishnupadi
17 November 2016 – Sankatahara Chaturthi
22 November 2016 – Kalabhairavashtami
23 November 2016 – Vastu Day, Satya Sai Jayanti
25 November 2016 – Ekadashi Vratham
26 November 2016 – Pradosham
27 November 2016 – Masa Shivaratri
29 November 2016 – Amavasyai (Karutha Vavu)
1 December 2016 – Chandra Darshanam
3 December 2016 – Chaturthi Vratham
4 December 2016 – Shravana Vratham
5 December 2016 – Shashti Vratham
10 December 2016 – Kaishika Ekadashi Vratam
11 December 2016 – Pradosham
12 December 2016 – Kartikai Vratam, Tiruvannamalai Deepam
13 December 2016 – Sarvalaya Deepam, Paurnami Vratham, Pancharatra Deepam (Veluthu Vavu)