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 2016 is from April 14 to May 14. Apart from Vishu, another important festival in the month is the Thrissur Pooram.
Full Moon and No Moon Day
Karthuvavu or Amavasi – May 6.
Veluthuvavu or full moon day (Purnima) – April 22
Festivals and auspicious days include:
- Vishu – April 14
- Pathamudayam –
- Chattambi Swami Samadhi day -
- Sathya Sai Baba Samadi day - April 24
- Shankaracharya Jayanti -
- Narasimha Jayanti -
- Thirissur Pooram – April 17