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 2015 is from April 15 to May 14. Apart from Vishu, another important festival in the month is the Thrissur Pooram.
Please note that Vishu is observed in 2015 is on April 15 on Medam 1st. This is because Surya Sankramana takes place late on April 14.
Full Moon and No Moon Day
Karthuvavu or Amavasi – April 18.
Veluthuvavu or full moon day (Purnima) – May 4
Festivals and auspicious days include:
- Vishu – April 15
- Pathamudayam – April 24
- Chattambi Swami Samadhi day - April 20
- Sathya Sai Baba Samadi day - April 24
- Shankaracharya Jayanti - April 23
- Narasimha Jayanti - May 3
- Thirissur Pooram – April 29