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 2014 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 2014 on April 15 on Medam 2nd day. This is because Surya Sankramana takes place late on April 14.
Full Moon and No Moon Day
Karthuvavu or Amavasi – April 29.
Veluthuvavu or full moon day (Purnima) – April 15 and May 14
Festivals and auspicious days include:
- Vishu – April 15
- Pathamudayam – April 23
- Chattambi Swami Samadhi day - April 23
- Sathya Sai Baba Samadi day - April 24
- Shankaracharya Jayanti - April 26
- Narasimha Jayanti - April 13
- Thirissur Pooram – May 1