Mal Maas 2018 begins on May 16 and ends on June 13 as per Purnimant Panchang (North Indian Hindi Calendar) and Amavasyant Panchang – Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada & Konkan calendars.
Mal Maas is an extra month according to Chandramana Panchang of Hindu calendar. It is to note that Adhik Month is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is also referred to as Mala Maas or Purushottama Maas.
Mal Jyeshta Shukla Paksha begins on May 16 and ends on May 29.
Mal Jyeshta Krishna Paksha begins on May 30 and ends on June 13.
Question – Will there be any shubha muhurat for marriage, gruhapravesh, aksharabhyasam, engagement (Sakarpuda), house construction beginning (Gruharambh), annaprasan, seemantham, naming ceremony (namakaran – cradle ceremony), etc during Mal Maas?
Answer – Apart from general auspicious events like Seemantham, Namakaran, etc. there will be no auspicious timings for shubha karyas. Mal Maas should be avoided for shubha karyas.
Festivals in Mal Maas 2018
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 – Adhika Jyeshta Chandrodayam
Thursday, 24 May 2018 – Ganga Dussehra
Friday, 25 May 2018 – Padmini Ekadashi
Friday, 25 May 2018 – Agni Karthari ends
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 – Purnima
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 – Vasthu Karthari ends
Saturday, 2 June 2018 – Sankashti Chaturthi Vratham
Friday, 8 June 2018 – Mrigashira Karthe begins (Mirgami)
Sunday, 10 June 2018 – Parama Ekadashi
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 – Krishna Angaraka Chaturdashi
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 – Masa Shivaratri
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 – Adhika Jyeshta Amavasya, Amavasya Upavasam.