Makara Masam 2016 – Malayalam Makaram Month in 2016

Makara Masam, or Makaram, is the sixth month in a traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Makara Masam in 2016 begins on January 15, 2016 and ends on February 13, 2016. 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 19).

Makara Bharani is a major festival day at Goddess Bhagavati Temples in Kerala and is on January 18.

Thaipusam dedicated to Lord Subrahamania is on January 24.

Madhva Navami is on January 18

Ekadasi Fasting dates are January 20 and February 4.

Pradosham dates are January 21 and February 6

Shasti fasting is on February 13

Next month in Malayalam Calendar is the Kumbha Masam.