Makara Masam 2020 | Makaram Month in Malayalam Calendar of Kerala

Makara Masam or Makaram month is the sixth month in Malayalam calendar of Kerala and other Malabar regions. In 2020, Makara Masam starts on January 15 with Makara Sankranti or transition of Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) and ends on February 13, 2020.

Makara vilakku or Makarajyothi festival in Sabarimala Ayyappa temple marks the beginning of Makaram month.

During Makaram month, some special celebrations are held in Goddess Bhagavathi temples in Kerala. Bharani nakshatram day in Makaram month is celebrated as Makara Bharani in Bhagavathi temples. In 2020, Makara Bharani date is February 2. Prathistana day is celebrated in Makara masa in many temples of Kerala.

Thaipusam is a popular festival dedicated to Lord Subramanya (Murugan). It is observed on Poosam day in Thaimasam of Tamil calendar. Next month in Malayalam calendar is Kumbha masam.

Makara masam coincides with Thai masam in Tamil calendar, Magh month in other lunar calendars.

Important Malayalam Festivals in Makara Masam 2020

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 – Sabarimala Masa Pooja Arambham, Thaipongal, Makara Sankranti, Uttarayana Punyakalam

16 January 2020, Thursday – Mattu Pongal, Vivekananda Jayanti

20 January 2020, Monday – Shat Tila Ekadashi

21 January 2020, Tuesday – Makara Chovva

22 January 2020, Wednesday – Pradosham

24 January 2020, Friday – Shula Vratam, Amavasi

25 January 2020, Saturday – Magha Gupta Navratri

30 January 2020, Thursday – Vasanth Panchami, Shasti

2 February 2020, Sunday – Makara Bharani, Bhishma Ashtami

3 February 2020, Monday – Madhva Navami

5 February 2020, Wednesday – Jaya Ekadashi

7 February 2020, Friday – Pradosham

8 February 2020, Saturday – Thaipuyam

9 February 2020, Sunday – Pournami Vrutham, Pournami

13 February 2020, Thursday – Kumbha Samkramam, Vishnupathi Punyakalam

Makara Masam in Previous Years

Makara Masam 2019 – January 15 to February 12

Makara Masam 2018 – January 14 to February 12.

Makara Masam 2017 – January 14 to February 12.

Makara Masam 2016 – January 15 to February 12.

In 2015, Makara Masam starts on January 14 with Makara Sankranti or transition of Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) and ends on February 12, 2015.

In 2014, Makaram Masam was from January 14 to February 12. In 2012, Makara Masam dates – from January 15 to February 13.

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