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Avani Masam 2018 | Aavani Month in Tamil calendar

Avani masam or Aavani month is 5th month in traditional Tamil calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. In 2018, Avani Masam begins on August 17 and ends on September 16.

It is one of the auspicious months for Tamil people.  Simha Sankramanam or Sun’s transition to Leo zodiac marks the beginning of Avani masam. It is also known as Simha masam in Solar calendar.

Avani Avittam is one of the major festivals in the month Avani. Tamil Brahmins change their sacred thread (Yagnopaveetham or Gayathri) on Avittam nakshatram day in Aavani month. Sundays in Avani month are dedicated to reciting prayers ‘Avani Gnayiru’.

Aavani Masam corresponds with Shravana Month & Bhadrapada Month in Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, and Gujarati Amavasyanth calendars and Bhadrapada month in North Indian Hindi calendars. Aavani coincides with Chinga month in Kerala calendar and Bhadra Month in Bengali calendar.

Festivals & Auspicious Days in Aavani Masam 2018

17 August 2018 – Simha Sankranti , Vishnupathi Punyakalam

22 August 2018 – Sravana Putrada Ekadashi

23 August 2018 – Pradosham

24 August 2018 – Varalakshmi Vratham

25 August 2018 – Onam , Thiruvona Vratham

26 August 2018 – Raksha Bandhan , Avani Avittam , Pournami Viratam , Gayathri Japam , Pournami

30 August 2018 – Sankatahara Chaturthi , Maha Sankatahara Chaturthi

31 August 2018 – Raksha Panchami

1 September 2018 – Balarama Jayanthi

2 September 2018 – Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Gokulashtami) , Karthikai Vratham

6 September 2018 – Aja Ekadashi

7 September 2018 – Pradosham

8 September 2018 – Masa Shivaratri

9 September 2018 – Amavasai

10 September 2018 – Sri Somavara Vratam

12 September 2018 – Swarna Gowri Vratha , Varaha Jayanthi , Sama Upakarmam

13 September 2018 – Vinayakar Chathurthi , Chaturthi Vratham

14 September 2018 – Rishi Panchami , Shashti Vratham

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