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Makara Chowa – the First Tuesday in Makaram Month in Kerala


Makara Chowa is an auspicious day which falls on the first Tuesday of Makara Masam (Makaram Month) as per traditional calendar followed in Kerala. Makara Chowa 2020 date is January 21. The day is of great significance in Goddess Bhagavati (Shakti) temples in Kerala. It is an important date at the Thiru Venkatachalapathy Temple in Guruvayur and hundreds of devotees offer prayers on the day here.

Makara Chowa falls during the Uttarayana Punyakalam and this period is chosen for propitiating Hindu deities. This is a period of positive change begins with Makara Sankranti and will last till the Dakshinayana begins in July.