Kumbha Masam 2017 – Malayalam Kumbham Month in 2017



Kumbha Masam, or Kumbham, is the seventh month in a traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Kumbha Masam in 2017 begins on February 13, 2017 and ends on March 14, 2017. Auspicious days in the month include Attukal Pongala, Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti, Tirunavaya Ekadasi, Kumbha Bharani, Chottanikara Makam and Tiruvilamala Ekadasi.

Mahashivratri is on February 24.

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) – March 12
  • Karthuvavu or Amavasi – February 26.
Ekadasi fasting dates - February 22 and March 8

Pradosham Fasting is on February 24 and March 10

Sashti Fasting - March 4

Festivals and auspicious days include:
  • Temple Festival at Ettumanur Mahadeva Temple begins on February 26, 2017
  • Ezhara Ponnana Darshan is on 
  • Temple Festival at Ettumanur Mahadeva Temple ends o
  • Tirunavaya Ekadasi – March 8
  • Temple festival begins at Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple – March 8
  • Chottanikara Makam – March 11
  • Attukal Pongala – March 11
  • Tiruvillamala Ekadasi – February 22
  • Kumbha Bharani – March 3
  • Guruvayur Sahsrakalasham – 
  • Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti – February 28
Next month in Malayalam Calendar is the Meena Masam.