Vaishakha masa or Vaishakh month is the second month in traditional Hindu Kannada calendar followed in Karnataka. In 2019, Vaishakha masa starts on May 5 and ends on June 3.
The similar calendar is followed in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Gujarat. Vaisakhamasa is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is also known as Madhava Masam in Vaishnava calendar.
Vaishakha Snana is the main ritual observed during the month of Vaisakh. Special Vaisakha masa pujas are performed in many famous temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Lord Krishna, Lord Narasimha, etc.) in Karnataka.
Shukla Paksha in Kannada Vaisakha masa 2019 starts on May 5 and ends on May 18.
Krishna Paksha in Kannada Vaisakha masa 2019 starts on May 19 and ends on June 3.
Akshaya Tritiya, Narasimha Jayanthi (Narsimha Chaturdashi), and Buddha Purnima (Maha Vaishakhi) are the major festivals in Vaisakha maasa. Gauri Puja and Lakshmi Puja are performed on Aksha Thadiya in many regions of Karnataka.
On Akshaya Trutiya day, Chandana is offered to Sri Krishna idol of Udupi Sri Krishna Temple.
Important Festivals in Kannada Vaishakha Maasa 2019..
Tuesday, 7 May 2019 – ParashuRam Jayanti
Tuesday, 7 May 2019 – Akshaya Tritiya
Saturday, 11 May 2019 – Ganga Saptami
Monday, 13 May 2019 – Sita Navami
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 – Mohini Ekadashi
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 – Vrishabha Sankranti
Friday, 17 May 2019 – Narasimha Jayanti
Saturday, 18 May 2019 – Buddha Purnima
Sunday, 19 May 2019 – Narada Jayanti
Thursday, 30 May 2019 – Apara Ekadashi
Monday, 3 June 2019 – Shani Jayanti
Monday, 3 June 2019 – Vat Savitri Vrat