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Dhanu Masam 2017 – 2018 in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala

Dhanu Masam is the fifth month followed in a traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Dhanu Masam 2017 – 2018 begins on December 16, 2017 and ends on January 13, 2018. Sabarimala Mandala Puja is one of the most important festivals in the month. Makaravilakku is on January 14.

Another major highlight of the month is the Thiruvathira festival observed on the Thiruvathira Nakshatram day in the month. Lord Vishnu temples will be observing the Swarga Vathil Ekadasi in the month – this festival is popularly known as the Vaikunta Ekadasi.

Important Festivals in Dhanu Masam
Sabarimala Mandala Pooja is on December 26, 2017
Thiruvathira Festival is on January 1, 2018.
Shivagiri Pilgrimage begins on December 30, 2017
Swarga Vathil Ekadasi is on December 29, 2017.

Ekadasi in Dhanu Masam
December 29
January 12

Pournami or Purnima or full moon day
January 2, 2018 - Fasting is on January 1.

Karuthavavu or Amavasya
December 18

Sashti Fasting
December 24

December 30
January 14, 2018

Next Malayalam month is the Makara Masam on the first day of the month is the famous Makaravilakku festival at Sabarimala.