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Karkidaka Sankranti Rituals in Kerala – Rituals on the day before Karkidaka Masam begins

Karkidaka Sankranti rituals are observed a day before Karkidakom month begins in Kerala. As part of Karkidaka Sankranti rituals, the houses are cleaned in the evening and the waste collected from the house will be discarded after circumambulating the house three times. Then Goddess Lakshmi is invited into the house.

Karkidaka Masam, or Karkidakam Month, is the last month in the traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. The month is also known as Ramayana Masam.

Read more about Karkidaka Masam here.