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Kumbha Masam 2023 – Malayalam Kumbham Month in 2023

Kumbha Masam, or Kumbham, is the seventh month in a traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Kumbha Masam in 2023 begins on February 13, 2023 and ends on March 13, 2023. Auspicious days in the month include Attukal Pongala, Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti, Thirunavaya Ekadasi, Kumbha Bharani, Chottanikara Makam and Thiruvilwamala Ekadasi.

Mahashivratri is on February 18.

The month is of great significance in Bhagavathy Temples in South Kerala. Temple festivals are held in this month. Festivals in all most all the important temples are held during the period.

Full Moon and No Moon Day
  • Karutha Vavu or Amavasya – February 20
  • Velutha Vavu or full moon day (Purnima) – March 7
Ekadasi fasting dates - February 16 and March 3

Pradosham Fasting is on February 18 and March 4

Sashti Fasting - February 25

Festivals and auspicious days include:
  • Temple Festival at Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple begins on  
  • Ezhara Ponnana Darshan is on 
  • Thirunavaya Ekadasi – 
  • Temple festival Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple begins - 
  • Chottanikara Makam - 
  • Attukal Pongala - 
  • Thiruvilwamala Ekadasi – 
  • Kumbha Bharani – 
  • Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti – 
Next month in Malayalam Calendar is the Meena Masam.