Chinga Masam - Beginning of Harveset Fesetival Season in Kerala

Chinga Masam 2010 - Beginning of Harveset Fesetival Season in Kerala

Chinga Masam is the first month in a traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Chinga Masam 2010 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) 1186 as per traditional Kerala calendar on August 17, 2010. Onam the biggest festival of Kerala is observed on the Thiruonam Nakshatram day in Chingam month.

Chingam 1 is celebrated with much gusto in all temples of Kerala and all over world where Malayalis live in large numbers. Many cultural organizations conduct special programs displaying the legends of Malayalam New Year.

Important Festivals in the Chingam Month in Kerala
First Onam – August 22 Thiruonam – August 23 Third Onam – August 24 August 24. It is observed as Avani Avittam by Kerala Brahmin community. Fourth Onam – August 25 Sri Narayana Guru Jayanti is observed on the Chathayam Nakshatram day in the Chingam month. Sri Krishna Jayanti – September 1 Gokulashtami – September 2 Vinayaka Chaturthi – September 11 Vishwakarma Jayanti – September 12

Chingam Calender - August 2010

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