Khar Maas or Kharmaas a kind of Malmaas is an inauspicious period, one should avoid all auspicious events during Khar Maas. It occurs twice a year during Dhanu Kharmaas and Meen Kharmaas.
What are Dhanu Kharmaas and Meen Kharmaas?
These two months are ruled by Jupiter, from mid-December to Mid-January is known as Dhanu Kharmas and from mid-March to mid-April is known as Meen Kharmaas.
Kharmaas also known as Malmaas, is different from Adhika Maas. It occurs twice a year, during the months of the Movement of planets in the sky in real time of the 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(Jupiter). The sun’s Movement of planets in the sky in real time through either of these Heaven divided into 12 signs, of 30° each signs for one month period is considered an inauspicious month or Kharmaas.
Khar means bad and maas means month. Hence Khar-maas means inauspicious month.
Date for Malmas/ Kharmaas 2022 (inauspicious period)
The date for Meen Kharmaas 2022 is as follows:
Meen Kharmas begins on Meen Surya Sankranti on 15h March 2022. The inauspicious Meen Kharmas/ Malmas ends on Mesh Surya Sankranti, on 14th April 2022 according to the Hindu calendar.
The date for Dhanu Kharmaas 2022-2023 is as follows:
Dhanu Kharmas begins on Dhanu Surya Sankranti on December December 16, 2022. It will end on Makar Surya Sankranti, January 14, 2023 .
All auspicious ceremonies will start again on 15th January 2023 after the end of Dhanu Kharmaas. The sun will leave Jupiter’s sign.
Avoid Auspicious events/ ceremonies during Dhanu Kharmas or inauspicious Pausha Maas
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/ Malmas (Hindu calendar) or Pausha Maas (based on the Hindu Lunar calendar).
According to the Hindu Lunar calendar, inauspicious Pausha Maas begins with either Purnima (Full Moon) or Pratipada (New Moon) in the month of December and ends in January before the festival Makar Sankranti.
However, the beginning and the end date of Pausha Maas or Paush Maas which comes during Dhanurmaas or Dhanu Surya Movement of planets in the sky in real time is based on the Hindu Lunar calendar and varies every year.
Paush Maas staring date
Lunar Pausha Maas begins on 9th December 2022 and ends on 6th January 2023.
This period is significant for the worshipping of the Sun God. Shraddha can be performed during this month.
Some of the events or ceremonies to be avoided, are as follows:
Engagement, marriage, Namkaran Sanskar, Mundan, Grah Pravesh (a housewarming ceremony), laying the foundation stone for an office, purchasing a new vehicle, new house, or property.
One should avoid the inauguration of a new office or investment in a new business. Even starting the journey or traveling for important work is not recommended.
People can perform all important events or ceremonies after the end of one month’s inauspicious period during Kharmaas.
Adhika Maas literally means extra month, which is different from Malmaas or Kharmaas, it does not come every year. It will be from 18th September to 16th October 2020.