Guruvayur Calendar                                              



The Guruvayur Calendar gives the auspicious days, with planetary positions and lunations. Based on the Sidereal Zodiac, it gives the correct dates for all festivals.

Add 825 to the Malayalam Era and then you get the English Era. The Twelve Lunar Months ( Chaitradi Dwadasa Masas )  and the Twelve Solar Months ( Meshadi Saura Masas ) are highlighted in this Calendar. Gives the dates for Uttarayana, Dakshinayan, Vishu, Njattuvelas, Navaratri, Deevali and other festivals.  

The Kali Yuga started at 3102 BCE. ( 18 Feb 3102 BCE to be exact ). We are in the 3102 + 2014 = 5116 th year of Kali Yuga. 

To get the Saka Era, minus 78 from the English Era. This year it is 1936, 78 years subtracted from 2014.

It is 5116th year of the Kali Yuga ( 3102+2104 = 5116). ( Unfortunately, India is a "secular" country following the Gregorian Christian Calendar ! In Thailand they follow the Buddhist Calendar . In the Buddhist C, we are in the 2557th year ( 2014+ 543, 543 BCE beng the date when Buddha attained Parinirvana) . In the Masonic Calendar we are in the 6014 th year ( 2014+4000) ). In the Jewish C, we are in the year 5776. 

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Njattu Velas are Solar Transits through the Sidereal Zodiac, the Sapta Vimsatmaka Jagath. A constellation is 13 deg 20 minutes in length and the Sun takes almost 14 days to transit a constellation. Aswathy Njattuvela meanst the Solar Transit of Aswathy and Thiruvathira Njattuvela means the Solar Transit of Betelgeuse or Aridra or Thiruvathira. Astro Meterology has been found, by observation, far more accurate than modern Meteorology, when it comes to predicting the weather. In Kerala, both Kala Varsha ( Solar Transit from the  15th degree of Taurus ) and Thula Varsha ( Solar Transit from the First Degree of Libra ), comes dot on time. 

Lunations are 12 degrees in length. Lm - Ls = D, that is the longitude of the Moon - long Sun = Thidhi.  Most of the Hindu festivals are based on Lunations, Vinayaka Chathurthi, Maha Navami, Vijaya Dasami et al.

The Lunar Months, the Chaitradi Chandra Masas are reckoned from the Equinoctial New Moon.

The Full Moon is called Poornima and New Moon, Amavasya.

The Twelve Solar Months, Meshadi Dwadasa Masas, are caused by Sun's transit of the Zodiac of Signs, the Dwadasa Rasyatmaka Jagath. 


The Sexagesimal ( 1/60 th  ) Division of Day & The Computation of Time ( Kala Nirnayah ) 

One Asu is 4 seconds and 6 such Asus constitute a Vinadi ( 24 seconds ). One Nadi is 60 Vinadis.  ( 24 minutes) . 60 such Nadis constitute a day of 24 Horas ( hours ), Chatur Vimshati Smrithah.  Or 15 degrees = 1 Hour. Ardha Rasi Bhaveth Hora.

Fifteen such Days constitute a Fortnight, Pancha Dasa Ahani Pakshah. There are two Fortnights, Bright Fortnight, Shukla Paksha and Dark Fortnight, Krishna Paksha ( Tad Shuklam Krishnas cha ). Thirty days make a month. Two such months constitute an Indian Season, Rithu. Tau Dau Rithu

Six such months constitute a Solstice, Shan Masa Ayanam Bhavathi. Only on two days do Night Duration equal Day Duration and they are Vishu and Thula Vishu. ( Yadha Mesha Tulayo Varthathe / Thada Ahoratranam Samanani Bhavanthi).

There are two Solstices, Winter and Summer. Tad Uttaram Dakshinam cha. The Southern Solstice, that is the southerly journey of the Sun is Dakshinayana( Karkyadi gathe shad ke Dakshinayanam uchyathe ) , as his Northerly journey or Northern Solstice is Uttarayana. ( Makara gathe shad ke Uttarayanam Uchyathe ). Twelve such solar months constitute a Solar Year, Samvatsara ( Dwadasa Masa Vatsara Smritha).  43,20000 such years constitute an Equinoctial Cycle, Chatur Yuga  and  1000 such Equinoctial Cycles or 4.32 billion years constitute a Cosmological Cycle, Brahma Kalpa ( Chatur Yuga Sahasram Indraharina dinam uchyathe) . A Super Cosmological Cycle, Brahma Span, Maha Manvantara,  is 100 years or 311.04 trillion years ! ( Source of Sanskrit definitions - The Maha Bhagavata ).

Thousand Equinoctial Cycles
Is one Day of Brahma
Same duration is  Night 
So the scholars averr !

Sahasra Yuga Paryantham
Aharyal Brahamano Vidu
Ratrim Yugah Sahasrantham
The Ahortra vido Janah

Here are some important dates.


Festival  Date

Vivekananda Jayanti   

Makara Bharani      18012016
Makara Chova 19012016
Thai Pooyam   24012016
Poontanam Day    23022015
Kumbha Bharani 24022015
Anayottam 20022016
Pallivetta  28022016
Arattu 29022016
Siva Ratri  07032016
Vishu 15042015


Ram Navami  17032016
Meena Bharani  09042016
Vishu  14042016
Thrissur Pooram  17042016
Vaishakha Lunar Month  07052016
Akshaya Thritheeya  09052016
Sankara Jayanti  11052016
Narasimha Jayanti  20052016
Ramayana Masa  01072016
Karkitaka New Moon  02082016
Sree Krishna Jayanti  24082016
Vinayaka Chathurthi  05092016
Onam  13092016
Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti  16092016
Navarati  02102016
VIshvakarma Jayanti  17092016
Ashtami  09102016
Navami  10102016
Dasami  11102016
Deepawali 29102016
Mannarasala Ayilyam  24102016
Kerala  Piravi  01112016
Mandala Kala  16112016
Thriprayar Ekadasi  25112016
Guruvayur Ekadasi  10122016
Thri Karthika  12122016

The Calendar for 2016 is ready. It is printed in offset, replete with beautiful photos  and you can order for the Calendar at  M 93885 56053. 


When Purusha mated with Prakriti
Lord Ganesh was born !
The Lord became the male elephant
And She the female
When they revelled in ecstasy
Mother Divine became pregnant !
She gave birth to a brilliant Boy,
With tusks and a pot belly !

Induchoodan Devan kantayam Parvathiyumam
Kadu Neele Kelikal Adi
Sankaran Gaja rajanayee
Sankari pennanayumayee
Modathode virajikkumbol
Devi orunaal garbhiniyayee !