Edavam month or Edavam masam is the 10th month in traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. In 2017, Edavam month begins on May 15 and ends on June 14.
The first day of Edavam month signifies the Sun’s transition into Edavam Raasi (Vrishabha Rasi or Taurus zodiac). Vrishabha Sankranti also marks the beginning of Vrushabha masam in Solar calendars. Next month in Malayalam calendar is Midhunam masam or Mithunam month.
Edavam masam in 2017 corresponds with Vaigasi Masam in Tamil Calendar and Vaishakh month & Jyeshta Month in Telugu, Marathi, Kannada and Gujarati calendars. The Malayalam month of Edavam also corresponds with Jaistho month in Bengali calendar and Jyeshta month & Adhik Ashada Month in North Indian Hindi calendars.
Here are the major Malayalam Hindu Festivals in Edavam Masam 2017
15 May 2017 – Sabarimala Masa Pooja Arambham
22 May 2017 – Apara Ekadashi
25 May 2017 – Karthika Vrutham , Amavasi (Karuthu Vavu)
29 May 2017 – Chaturthi Vrutham
2 June 2017 – Vrishabha Vratam
5 June 2017 – Nirjala Ekadashi , Environment Day
6 June 2017 – Pradosham
9 June 2017 – Pournami Vrutham , Pournami , Savitri Vrutham (Veluthu Vavu)