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Friday, August 19, 2011

Avani Masam 2011 - Aavani Month 2011 in Tamil Calendar - Shravana masam month

Avani Masam or Avanani month is 5th month in traditional Tamil calendar followed in Tamil nadu. It is one of the auspicious months for tamil people. Aavani masam 2011 starts on August 17th and ends on September 16. Simha Sankramanam or Sun's tradition to Leo zodiac marks the beginning of Avani masam. It is also known as Simha masam in Solar calendar.

Avani Avittam is one of the major festivals in the month Aavani. Tamil Brahmins change their sacred thread (Yagnopaveetham or Gayathri) on Avittam nakshatram day in Aavani month. Sundays in Aavani month are dedicated to reciting prayers 'Avani Gnayiru'.

Important festivals in Aavani masam 2011 as per Tamil Calendar are:

Sri Krishna Jayanthi - August 22
Gokulashtami - August 22
Ekadasi - August 25
Amavasya - August 29
Vinayaka Chathurthi - September 1

Aavani Masam corresponds with Shravana masam in marathi, telugu, Kannada and Gujarathi. Amavasyanth calendars and Bhadrapad month in North Indian Hindi calendars. Aavani coincides with Chinga month in Kerala calendar and Bhadra Month in Bengali calendar.

sourced from hinndu paadd



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