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Vrischika Masam 2020 – Malayalam Vrishchikam Month in Kerala in 2020

Vrishchikam, or Vrischika Masam, is the fourth month in a traditional Malayalam calendar and is a highly auspicious month. Vrischika Masam 2020 begins on November 16 and ends on December 15. 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 2020 Ekadasi
November 25 (Guruvayur Ekadasi)
December 11 (Triprayar Ekadasi)

Vrischika Masam 2020 Pradosham
November 27
December 12

Vrischika Masam Shasti Fasting
November 20 - Skanda Sashti Soorasamharam

Important festivals include:
Vaikathashtami - December 8
November 29 - Chakkulathukavu Pongala
November 29 - Kadampuzha Prasadam Oottu
November 29 - Kumaranalloor Karthika
Thrikarthika - November 29
Narayaneeya Dinam in Guruvayur - December 14

Amavasai and Pournami
Pournami, or full moon day on November 30
Amavasya is on December 14

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