Kumbha Masam 2016 – Malayalam Kumbham Month in 2016



Kumbha Masam, or Kumbham, is the seventh month in a traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Kumbha Masam in 2016 begins on February 14, 2016 and ends on March 13, 2016. Auspicious days in the month include Attukal Pongala, Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti, Tirunavaya Ekadasi, Kumbha Bharani, Chottanikara Makam and Tiruvilamala Ekadasi.

Mahashivratri is on March 7.

The month is of great significance in Bhagavathy Temples in South Kerala. Temple festivals are held in this month. Festivals in all most all the important temples are held during the period.

Full Moon and No Moon Day
  • Veluthuvavu or full moon day (Purnima) – February 22
  • Karthuvavu or Amavasi – March 9.
Ekadasi fasting dates - February 18 and March 5

Pradosham Fasting is on February 20 and March 6

Festivals and auspicious days include:
  • Temple Festival at Ettumanur Mahadeva Temple begins on February 9, 2016
  • Ezhara Ponnana Darshan is on February 16
  • Temple Festival at Ettumanur Mahadeva Temple ends on Feb 18
  • Tirunavaya Ekadasi – February 18
  • Temple festival begins at Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple – February 20
  • Chottanikara Makam – February 23
  • Attukal Pongala – February 23
  • Tiruvillamala Ekadasi – March 5
  • Kumbha Bharani – March 13
  • Guruvayur Sahsrakalasham – March 1
  • Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti – March 10
Next month in Malayalam Calendar is the Meena Masam.