Makara Masam, or Makaram, is the sixth month in a traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Makara Masam in 2015 begins on January 15, 2015 and ends on February 12, 2015. On the first day of the Makaram month is the famous Sabarimala Makaravilakku Festival.
Other important festivals and auspicious days in the month include Makara Chovva or the first Tuesday in Makara month (January 20).
Makara Bharani is a major festival day at Goddess Bhagavati Temples in Kerala.
Thaipusam dedicated to Lord Subrahamania is on February 4.
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Next month in Malayalam Calendar is the Kumbha Masam.