Vrischika Masam or Vrischikam month in Malayalam calendar of Kerala is the fourth month of Kolla varsham. In 2014, Vrischika masam starts on November 17 and ends on 15 December.
English year 2014 – 2015 is 1190 year in Kollavarsham or religious almanac of Kerala. Vrischikam month consists of 29 days in 1190 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 16 and ends on December 27.
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 2014 in Malayalam calendar
17 November 2014 – Vrischika Sankramana
18 November 2014 – Ekadashi
20 November 2014 – Masa Shivaratri
22 November 2014 – Gita Jayanti, Amavasya
23 November 2014 – Chandra Darshanam, Koti Suryagrahana Snana Punyaphala
27 November 2014 – Subramanya Sashti
2 December 2014 – Ekadashi
4 December 2014 – Hanumath Vratham
5 December 2014 – Datta Jayanti
10 December 2014 – Sankatahara Chaturthi