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Vrishchika Masam 2019 – Malayalam Vrishchikam Month in Kerala in 2019

Vrishchikam, or Vrischika Masam, is the fourth month in a traditional Malayalam calendar and is a highly auspicious month. Vrischika Masam 2019 begins on November 17 and ends on December 16. The 41-day Sabarimala Mandala Kalam and Vratam begin from the first day of the month. Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple opens on the day for the two-month long annual pilgrimage season.

Vrischikam 1 is known as Mandala Kala Arambam or beginning of the Sabarimala season.

Thousands of devotees abstain from non-vegetarian food and observe certain austerities in the Vrischika Masam mostly dedicated to Lord Ayyappa.

Some of the other important auspicious days in the month include Triprayar EkadasiGuruvayoor Ekadasi and Thrikarthika.

The corresponding month in Tamil Calendar is Kartik or Karthigai.

Vrischika Masam 2019 Ekadasi
November 22 (Triprayar Ekadasi)
December 8 (Guruvayur Ekadasi)

Vrischika Masam 2019 Pradosham
November 24
December 9

Important festivals include:
Vaikathashtami - November 20
December 10 - Chakulathukavu Pongala
December 10 - Kadampuzha Prathishta
December 10 - Kumaranallur Karthika
Trikartika - December 10
Narayaneeya Dinam in Guruvayur - December 14

Amavasai and Pournami
Pournami, or full moon day, on December 12
Amavasya is on November 26