Makara Masam, or Makaram, is the sixth month in a traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Makara Masam in 2013 begins on January 14, 2013 and ends on February 12, 2013. 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 15, 2013).
Makara Bharani (January 20) is a major festival day at Goddess Bhagavati Temples in Kerala.
Thaipusam dedicated to Lord Subrahamania is on February 27.
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti - February 2
Next month in Malayalam Calendar is the Kumbha Masam.