Dhanu Masam 2016 – 2017 in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala

Dhanu Masam is the fifth month followed in a traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Dhanu Masam 2016 – 2017 begins on December 16, 2016 and ends on January 13, 2017. Sabarimala Mandala Puja is one of the most important festivals in the month. Makaravilakku is on January 14.

Another major highlight of the month is the Thiruvathira festival observed on the Thiruvathira Nakshatram day in the month. Lord Vishnu temples will be observing the Swarga Vathil Ekadasi in the month – this festival is popularly known as the Vaikunta Ekadasi.

Important Festivals in Dhanu Masam
Sabarimala Mandala Pooja is on December 26, 2016
Thiruvathira Festival is on January 11, 2017.
Shivagiri Pilgrimage begins on December 30, 2016
Swarga Vathil Ekadasi is on January 8, 2017.

Ekadasi in Dhanu Masam
December 24
January 8

Pournami or Purnima or full moon day
January 12, 2017 - Fasting is on January 11.

Karuthavavu or Amavasya
December 28

Sashti Fasting
January 4

December 26
January 10, 2016

Next Malayalam month is the Makara Masam on the first day of the month is the famous Makaravilakku festival at Sabarimala.