2012 March 31 Saturday 1187 Meenam 17 Star Thiruvathira3.38 and Punartham – Navami 18.59 & Dashami
Meena Masam or Meenam Month is the 8th month in a traditional Kerala Malayalam calendar.
Meena Masam usually falls from Mid March to mid April every year.
In 2012, Meenam month or Meena masam is from 14th/15th March 2012 to 13th April 2012.
Meenam (Kollavarsham 1187) coincides with Panguni month in Tamil Calendar, and Phalguna and Chaitra month in other traditional Indian calendars.
Similar to Kumbha Masam, Meenam is also the month of festivals in Kerala. Numerous Hindu Temples in Kerala, especially Lord Krishna temples celebrate the annual festival in the month of Meenam. Other auspicious days which fall in the month include Ranga Panchami, Meena Bharani, Sri Rama Navami, Kodungallur Meena Bharani, Ambalapuzha Arattu, and Veda Vyasa Jayanti.
Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in Meenam 2012 (Kolla Varsham 1187)
14th March 2012 – Guruvayur Arattu – 1st Meenam 1187
15th March – Kollur Mookambika Temple Ratholsavam – 2nd Meenam 1187
17th March – Arattu at Cherpulassery Ayyappan Kavu Temple Palakkad – 4th Meenam 1187
18th March – Ekadasi, Ambalapuzha Temple Arattu Festival – 5th Meenam 1187
19th March – Niramala at Kuyiloor Vettakkorumakan Temple Kerala – 6th Meenam 1187
22nd March – Amavasi – 9th Meenam 1187
23rd March – Thirunakkara Temple Arattu Festival – 10th Meenam 1187
26th March – Kodungallur Meena Bharani, Sarkara Devi Temple Arattu – 13rd Meenam 1187
27th March – Sabarimala Temple Festival begins – 14th Meenam 1187
1st April 2012 – Sri Ram Navami, Kannur Sundareswara Temple Festival – 19th Meenam 1187
3rd April – Karikkakom Pongala, Ekadashi Fasting – 21st Meenam 1187
4th April – Pradosham, Mahavira Jayanti, Pazhanchira Pongala – 22nd Meenam 1187
5th April – Panguni Uthiram, Sabarimala Arattu – 23rd Meenam 1187
6th April – Purnima, Hanuman Jayanti, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Arattu – 24th Meenam 1187
8th April – Kannur Sundareswara Temple Arattu – 26th Meenam 1187
10th April – Varaha Avatara Vratham – 28th Meenam 1187
Meda Masam or Medam month is the next month in Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. The previous month was Kumbham or Kumba Masam.