Purattasi (Purattasi Masam, Purattasi month) is one of the auspicious months in Tamil calendar. In 2019, Purattasi masam starts on September 18 and ends on October 17 (30 days) as per traditional Tamil calendar followed in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Purattasi coincides with Ashwin month of North Indian Hindi calendar and Ashwayuja masam of Telugu and Kannda calendars. Kanni month of Malayalam calendar coincides with Tamil Purattasi masam.
Purattasi Sani, Saturdays in Purattasi masam, are most auspicious days during which Purattasi Sani vratha is observed.
There is a huge list of important festivals celebrated in the month of Puratasi. In 2019, Navarathri (Durga Ashtami, Mahanavami) and Vijayadashami are the biggest festivals celebrated in Purattasi masam of Tamil calendar..
Important festivals’ dates in Purattasi month 2019
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 – Indira Ekadashi
Saturday, 28 September 2019 – Sarvapitru Amavasya (Mahalaya Amavasya)
Sunday, 29 September 2019 – Navratri Begins (Ghatasthapana)
Friday, 4 October 2019 – Saraswati Avahan (Saraswati Puja begins)
Saturday, 5 October 2019 – Saraswati Puja
Sunday, 6 October 2019 – Durga Ashtami
Sunday, 6 October 2019 – Maha Navami
Tuesday, 8 October 2019 – Dussehra (Dasara, Vijaya Dashami)
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 – Papankusha Ekadashi
Sunday, 13 October 2019 – Kojagara Puja (Kojagari Lakshmi Vrat)
Sunday, 13 October 2019 – Sharad Purnima
Thursday, 17 October 2019 – Karwa Chauth
In Previous Years
In 2018, Purattasi masam starts on September 17 and ends on October 17 as per traditional Tamil calendar followed in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.