Vrischika Masam 2013, Vrischikam Month in Kerala Calendar

Vrischika Masam or Vrischikam month in Malayalam calendar of Kerala is the fourth month of Kolla varsham. In 2013, Vrischika masam starts on November 16 and ends on 15 December.

English year 2013 – 2014 is 1189 year in Kollavarsham or religious almanac of Kerala. Vrischikam month consists of 30 days in 1189 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 26.

Guruvayur Ekadashi (December 13, 2013) is a big festival of Guruvayurappan temple during Vrischikam month.

Vaikathastami festival is held in Vaikom Mahadeva Temple near Kottayam on November 26, 2013.

Triprayar Ekadashi celebrations are held in Triprayar Sri Rama temple near Trissur on November 29, 2013.

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 2013 in Malayalam calendar

17 November 2013 – Karthigai Deepam, Sabarimala Vratha begins, Krithikai Vrata,

21 November 2013 – Sankashtahara Chaturthi

29 November 2013 – Triprayar Ekadashi Vrata

30 November 2013 – Pradosha Pooja

1 December 2013 – Monthly Shivaratri

2 December 2013 – Amavasai (Karthigai Amavasai)

4 December 2013 – Chandra Darshan

6 December 2013 – Chaturthi Vratha

7 December 2013 – Shravana Vrata

8 December 2013 – Champaka Shashti, Shashti Vrata

13 December 2013 – Guruvayoor Ekadashi Vrata

14 December 2013 – Pradosha Pooja

15 December 2013 – Krithikai Vratha

In 2012, Vrischika masam starts on November 16 and ends on 15 December.

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