Vrischika Masam or Vrischikam month in Malayalam calendar of Kerala is the fourth month of Kolla varsham. In 2015, Vrischika masam starts on November 17 and ends on 16 December.
English year 2015 – 2016 is 1191 year in Kollavarsham or religious almanac of Kerala. Vrischikam month consists of 30 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 17 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 2015 in Malayalam calendar
17 November 2015 – Vrischika Sankramana
22 November 2015 – Ekadashi
23 November 2015 – Tulasi Dwadashi
25 November 2015 – Purnima (Veluthu Vavu)
29 November 2015 – Sankashti Chaturthi
7 December 2015 – Ekadashi
9 December 2015 – Masa Shivaratri
11 December 2015 – Karutha Vavu (Amavasya)
12 December 2015 – Chandra Darisanam