Kharmas or Kharmaas a kind of Malmas, is an inauspicious period, one should avoid all auspicious events during Kharmas. It occurs twice in a year for one month,during Dhanu Surya Sankranti and Meen Surya Sankranti, ruled by Jupiter, from mid-December to Mid-January(Dhanu Kharmas)and mid- March to mid- April(Meen Kharmas).
Kharmas is also known as Malmas, is different from Adhika Maas. It occurs during the months of the Movement of planets in the sky in real time of Sun in Heaven divided into 12 signs, of 30° each signs Dhanu(Sagittarius) and Meena(Pisces).
Dates for Malmas/Kharmas 2018(inauspicious period)
Dates for Meen Kharmas and Dhanu Kharmas for 2018 are as follows:
This year Meen Kharmas begins on Meen Surya Sankranti from 14th March, 2018. The inauspicious Meen Kharmas/ Malmas ends on Mesh Surya Sankranti, on 14th April, 2018.
Dhanu Kharmas will begin on Dhanu Surya Sankranti on December 16, 2018. It will end on Makar Surya Sankranti, on 14th January 2019.
All auspicious ceremony will start again after Meen Kharmas.
The auspicious events or ceremonies, one has to avoid during Kharmas are as follows:
Engagement, marriage, Namakaran Sanskar, Mundan,Grah Pravesh(a house-warming ceremony),laying foundation stone or purchasing a new vehicle, new house or property, inauguration of a new office and investment in a new business. People can perform all important events or ceremonies after one month of inauspicious Kharmas.