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Chinga Masam 2023 – Chingam Month in Kerala in 2023

Chinga Masam is the first month in a traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Chinga Masam 2023 begins on August 17 and ends on September 16. The first day of Chingam month marks the beginning of the New Year according to the Malayalam calendar and is known as Chingam 1. Kollavarsham (Kolla Varsham) 1199 begins as per traditional Kerala calendar on August 17, 2023. Onam the biggest festival of Kerala is observed on the Thiruvonam Nakshatra day in Chingam month.

Sri Narayana Guru Jayanti (September 22) is observed on the Chathayam Nakshatra day in the Chingam month.

Important Festivals in the Chingam Month in Kerala
Sri Krishna Jayanti - September 6
Gokulashtami – September 6
Atham - August 20
Vinayaka Chaturthi – August 20
First Onam – August 28
Thiruvonam – August 29
Sri Narayana Guru Jayanti - August 31
Chattambi Swami Jayanti - September 5

Chinga Masam Ekadasi Fasting are on August 27 and September 10

Pradosham dates in Chinga Masam are August 28 and September 12

Muruga Sashti Fasting is on September 14

Full Moon and No Moon Day
Velutha Vavu or full moon day (Purnima) – August 30 
Karutha Vavu or Amavasya – September 14

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