Avani masam or Aavani month is 5th month in traditional Tamil calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. In 2019, Avani Masam begins on August 18 and ends on September 17 (31 days).
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 2019
Sunday, 18 August 2019 – Kajari Teej
Saturday, 24 August 2019 – Sri Krishna Janmashtami (Gokulashtami)
Monday, 26 August 2019 – Aja Ekadashi
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 – Aja Ekadashi
Sunday, 1 September 2019 – Hartalika Teej
Monday, 2 September 2019 – Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayaka Chavithi)
Tuesday, 3 September 2019 – Rishi Panchami
Friday, 6 September 2019 – Radha Ashtami
Monday, 9 September 2019 – Parsva Ekadashi
Thursday, 12 September 2019 – Anant Chaturdashi
Thursday, 12 September 2019 – Ganesh Visarjan (Ganesh Nimajjanam)
Saturday, 14 September 2019 – Bhadrapad Purnima
Saturday, 14 September 2019 – Pratipada Shraddha, Pitru Paksha Begins
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 – Kanya Sankranti
In Previous Years
In 2018, Avani Masam begins on August 17 and ends on September 16.