Meena Masam or Meenam month is the 8th month in the traditional Malayalam Calendar or Kollavarsham followed in Kerala. In 2018, Meena Masam starts on March 15 and ends on April 13.
Meenam Masam corresponds with Panguni month in Tamil Calendar, Phalguna and Chaitra month in other Hindu calendars, and March – April in Gregorian calendar.
Meena Sankranti marks the beginning of Meenam month in Kerala. The last day of Meenam month marks the ending of a Malayalam year or Kolla Varsham. The following day is observed as Malayalam Zodiac New Year or Vishu in Kerala.
The actual Malayalam New Year is Chingam 1 (first day of Chingam month).
Auspicious days and Festivals in Meenam Month 2018
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 – Meena Sankranti
Sunday, 18 March 2018 – Chaitra Navratri (Vasant Navratri)
Sunday, 18 March 2018 – Gudi Padwa (Marathi New Year)
Sunday, 18 March 2018 – Ugadi (Telugu New Year, Kannada New Year)
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 – Gauri Puja
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 – Gangaur
Friday, 23 March 2018 – Yamuna Chhath
Sunday, 25 March 2018 – Sri Rama Navami
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 – Kamada Ekadashi
Saturday, 31 March 2018 – Hanuman Jayanti
Thursday, 12 April 2018 – Varuthini Ekadashi
Saturday, 14 April 2018 – Chithirai Vishu, Puthandu (Tamil New Year, Solar New Year)