Vaishakha masam or Vaishakh month is the second month in traditional Hindu Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh. In 2019, Vaishakha masam starts on May 5 and ends on June 3.
The similar calendar is followed in Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Gujarat. Vaisakha masam is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is also known as Madhava Masam in Vaishnava calendar.
Vaishakha Snanam 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 Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Shukla Paksham in Telugu Vaishakha masam 2019 starts on May 5 and ends on May 18.
Krishna Paksham in Telugu Vaisakha masam 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 maasam. Gauri Puja and Lakshmi Puja are performed on Aksha Thadiya in many regions of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Chandanotsavam is held on Akshaya Truthiya in Simhachalam Narasimha swamy temple. Vasavi Jayanthi, Veerabrahma swamy Aradhana (Brahmamgari Aradhana), Annavaram Satyanarayana swamy kalyanam, and Vaisakha Pournami Sampada Gauri vratam are other important festivals celebrated in Vaisakh maasam in Andhra Pradesh as par Telugu calendar.
Telugu Festivals in Vaishakha Masam 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