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Kala Mahina

Kala Mahina, also known as Adhik Maas, is the extra month added to a Hindu lunar calendar once in 32 months to make the lunar calendar similar to the solar calendar. Kala Mahina 2023 is from July 17 to August 16, 2023. This is the Adik Shravan month. Astronomically Kala Mahina is known as Intercalary month. The name Kala Mahina because certain people think this month is bad. There are also people who are superstitious about the month – observe lot of dos and donts.

The month is known as Kala Mahina as the sun did not enter any rashis during Kala Mahina and people considered it inauspicious and hence referred to it as kala or dark.

Legend has it that Kala Mahina did not like it being referred as waste and complained to Vishnu, who renamed the month as Purushottam Maas. The Kala Mahina is thus dedicated to Sri Krishna and is considered ideal for all sort of Spiritual activities.

Kala Mahina is not a bad month.  It is purely a calendar adjustment in lunar calendars. Wife and husband can stay together in this month and they can also have sex.

There are no muhurats in this month so marriages, grah pravesh etc are not held in this month.