Kharmas or Khar-maas 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).
Both the signs Sagittarius and Pisces are governed by the planet Jupiter(Guru). The sun’s transit through either of these zodiac signs for the one month’s period is considered inauspicious month or Kharmas.Khar means bad and maas means month.Hence Khar-maas means inauspicious month.
Dates for Malmas/Kharmas 2019(inauspicious period)
Dates for Meen Kharmas 2019 are as follows:
This year Meen Kharmas begins on Meen Surya Sankranti from 14th March, 2019. The inauspicious Meen Kharmas/ Malmas ends on Mesh Surya Sankranti, on 14th April, 2019.
Dates for Dhanu Kharmas 2019 are as follows:
Dhanu Kharmas begins on Dhanu Surya Sankranti on December 16, 2018. It will end on Makar Surya Sankranti, on 14th January 2019.
All auspicious ceremonies will start again from 15th January, 2019 after the end of Dhanu Kharmas.
Avoid Auspicious events or ceremonies during Kharmas
The auspicious events or ceremonies, one has to avoid during Kharmas are as follows:
People should avoid performing most of the important auspicious ceremonies during Kharmas or Malmas. Some of the events or ceremonies are as follows:
Engagement, marriage, Namkaran Sanskar, Mundan,Grah Pravesh(a house-warming ceremony),laying foundation stone for an office, purchasing a new vehicle, new house or property.
One should avoid inauguration of a new office or investment in a new business. Even starting journey or travelling for the important work is not recommended. People can perform all important events or ceremonies after the end of one month’s inauspicious period during Kharmas.