Vrischika Masam or Vrischikam month in Malayalam calendar of Kerala is the fourth month of Kolla varsham. In 2018, Vrischika masam starts on November 17 and ends on 15 December.
English year 2018 – 2019 is 1194 year in Kollavarsham or religious almanac of Kerala. Vrischikam month consists of 29 days in 1194 year.
Vrischika Sankranti or Vrischika Sankramana marks the beginning of Vrischika masam in Malayalam calendar. Many temple festivals are celebrated during this month in Kerala.
Sabarimala Mandala Puja and Ayyappa Deeksha is the most auspicious ritual observed in the month. Sabarimala Mandalam season begins on November 17 and ends on December 26.
Guruvayur Ekadashi is a big festival of Guruvayurappan temple during Vrischikam month.
Vaikathastami festival is held in Vaikom Mahadeva Temple near Kottayam. It is one of the grand celebrations at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.
Triprayar Ekadashi celebrations are held in Triprayar Sri Rama temple near Trissur during Vrischikam Month.
It coincides with Karthikai masam in Tamil calendar; Karthika and Margashira masam in Telugu and Kannada Panchangam. Next month in Malayalam calendar is Dhanu Masam or Dhanu month.
Important festivals in Vrischika Masam 2018 in Malayalam calendar
17 November 2018 – Sabarimala Masa Pooja Arambham, Mandala Kalam Begins
19 November 2018 – Udhana Ekadashi, Guruvayur Ekadashi
20 November 2018 – Pradosham, Tulasi Vivaha Pooja
21 November 2018 – Vishweshwara Vratam
22 November 2018 – Kartika Vilaku , Pournami Vrutham
23 November 2018 – Uma Maheshwara Vratam , Pournami (Veluthu Vavu)
3 December 2018 – Utpanna Ekadashi
4 December 2018 – Pradosham
7 December 2018 – Amavasi (Karuthu Vavu)
13 December 2018 – Shasti