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Kharmas 2023 - 2024

Kharmas is an inauspicious month in Hindu calendar followed in North India. In 2022, Kharmas is marked from December 16, 2023 to January 14, 2024. Another Kharmas period is from from March 14, 2024 to April 14, 2024. The period is considered to be a bad period and marriages, housewarming are not held. Kharmas is followed mainly in Bihar, Jharkhand and in parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh.

What To Do In Kharmas? And Gods Worshipped

 Importance of Kharmas

Annually, Kharmas is the period from mid December to mid January and also from mid March to mid April.

It is believed that there is no sun transition during this inauspicious month called Kharmas and, as such, Hindus refrain from commencing or doing anything new and auspicious during the period. It is only after the sun starts its Uttarayan journey for the next six months after Kharmas that the period becomes pious for devout Hindus. 

Kharmas is not followed in southern, western and eastern parts of India.

Which Hindu Gods Are Worshipped in Kharmas?

  • Surya
  • Bhagavan Vishnu
It is believed that offering prayers to Surya and Lord Vishnu in Kharmas will help in attaining peace and prosperity.

What To Do In Kharmas?

Daan - Donation and Charity
Visit of Holy Places
Taking bath in tirths - sacred rivers, ponds, lakes and water bodies
Donating medicines to poor and needy in the month will help in early cure of diseases.
Donating dals in this month will help in achieving profit and financial gains.