Medam, or Meda Masam, is the ninth month in a traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Vishu, the Zodiac New Year, is observed in this month. Meda Masam in 2012 is from April 14 to May 14. Apart from Vishu, another important festival in the month is the Thrissur Pooram.
Please note that Vishu is observed in 2012 on April 14 on Medam 1st day.
Full Moon and No Moon Day
Karthuvavu or Amavasi – April 21. (Amavasi Orikkalunu or one meal is on May 20).
Veluthuvavu or full moon day (Purnima) – May 6
Festivals and auspicious days include:
- Vishu – April 14
- Pathamudayam – April 23
- Chattambi Swami Samadhi day - April 23
- Sathya Sai Baba Samadi day - April 24
- Shankaracharya Jayanti - April 26
- Narasimha Jayanti - May 5
- Thirissur Pooram – May 1