Karkidaka Masam, is also known as Ramayana Masam, in Kerala. It is also the last month in a Malayalam calendar. Karkidaka Masam 2012 begins on July 16 and ends on August 16. Karkidaka Vavu Bali a ritual dedicated to the dead ancestors and relatives is also performed in this month.
Karkidaka Masam Ekadasi Fasting are on July 29 and August 13.
The Muruga Sashti Fasting is on July 24.
Karkidaka Vavu Bali is on July 18.
Full Moon and No Moon Day
Karthuvavu or Amavasi – July 19. (Amavasi fasting is marked on July 18 in Malayalam calendar)
Veluthuvavu or full moon day (Purnima) – August 2. It is observed as Avani Avittam by Kerala Brahmin community.
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