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Karkidaka Masam 2018 | Karkidakam Month 2018

Karkidaka masam (Karikidakam month / Ramayana Masam) is the last and 12th month in Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. In 2018, Karkidaka Masam starts on July 17 and ends on August 16.

Karkidakam month is dedicated to dead ancestors during when Shraddh ritual or pitru tharpan are offered to them. It marks the Sun’s transition to Karkadaka rashi from Mithuna rashi.

Karkidaka Vavu Bali (Pitru tharpan rituals) is the major ritual followed in Malayalam month of Karkidakam in Kerala. Karkidaka Vavu Bali 2018 date is August 11.

The sacred scripture Ramayana is recited during the whole month of Karkidam hence it is also known as Ramayana Masam. To welcome the Malayalam New Year (Chingam 1 or Chingam Month 1) with refreshing spiritual approach, Ramayana is recited till the last day of Karkidaka month.

Malayala month of Karkadikam 2018 corresponds with Aadi month in Tamil calendar, Shravana masam in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars. It coincides with Shravan Month and Bhadrapada Month in North Indian Hindi calendars. It corresponds with Bengali Shraban month.

Malayalam Festivals in Karkidaka Masam 2018

17 July 2018 – Shashti Vratham, Dakshinayana Punyakalam, Ramayana Masam begins

23 July 2018 – Maha Ekadashi, Chathurmasya Vrata Arambham

24 July 2018 – Pradosham

27 July 2018 – Pournami, Vyasa Pooja, Pournami Viratam

28 July 2018 – Thiruvona Vratham

31 July 2018 – Sankatahara Chaturthi

5 August 2018 – Karthikai Vratham

7 August 2018 – Kamika Ekadashi

8 August 2018 – Vaishnava Kamika Ekadashi

9 August 2018 – Pradosham, Masa Shivaratri

11 August 2018 – Karkidaka Vavubali

12 August 2018 – Varsha Ritu

13 August 2018 – Sri Somavara Vratam

14 August 2018 – Chaturthi Vratham, Naga Chaturthi

15 August 2018 – Naga Panchami, Garuda Panchami

16 August 2018 – Shashti Vratham

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30 Comments

  1. Biju Nair says:

    Can we finalise any deals in this Month. Is this a good month to Purchasing of Gold, Car, Home etc???

  2. Rajatshubhra says:

    is it good to be born in karkidakam

  3. Tungesh says:

    is there any problem for marriage in karutha vavu

  4. Iditri says:

    the importents of karkidaga masam in malayalam articles

  5. Harsika says:

    when is karkidaka vavu in 2013 malayala nakshatram

  6. Shyamsundar says:

    please explain malayalam what is karkidakam why the kerala people reading ramayana in karkidaka masam

  7. Chandeedaas says:

    what is the first day of karkadaka month in 2013

  8. Raakesh says:

    what is the malayalam month of 13 july 2012

  9. Kalap says:

    can we buy a car during ramayana masam

  10. Krishanu says:

    from where to start ramayanam reading in karkidakamasam

  11. Vipra says:

    mother and her son born in karkidakam means

  12. Jayanti says:

    karkidakam month 2017 based information in malayalam language wikipedia

  13. Ratnesh says:

    purchase of land in the month of karkidaka

  14. Avadhesh says:

    ramayan which is read in kerala in karkadam masam

  15. Joshitha says:

    malayalam daily sheet calendar for 2017 karkidaka month

  16. Chitrabhanu says:

    which ramayana is read in kerala in karkadam masam

  17. Nilashri says:

    can i buy a new house during karkidakam month

  18. Mrinaal says:

    Is there any problem a baby born in karkidakam malayalam month

  19. Ganesh says:

    any problem in taking new vehicle in karkidakam

  20. Tatya says:

    when will be karkidaka masam in 2017 in malayalam

  21. Kanyaka says:

    what pooja to be done when karkidakam ends

  22. Shreeprada says:

    what time should we read ramayana in karkidaka month

  23. Sridatta says:

    importance of reading Ramayana in the month of Karkidaka

  24. Sadbhuj says:

    is amaavasi and karuthavavu same in malayalam month?

  25. Sarin says:

    importance of reading ramayana in the month of karkidakam

  26. Bhupen says:

    when is the karkada vavu in malayalam calender 2017

  27. Puducode Rama Iyer Ramachander says:

    http://rajathathas.blogspot.in/ Contains the entire Adhyathma Ramayana of Ezhuthachan typed in english with english meaning . Those Malayalis who do not know how to read Malayalam script can use it to read Ramayanam during Ramayana Masam.

  28. JYOTHISH BABU P says:

    Can i start construction of my house during karkitaka maasam.

  29. G PANICKER says:

    Can I buy gold ornaments for my daughter’s wedding during this month?

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