Kharmas Begins Today

Kharmas, the inauspicious month, as per the beliefs of Hinduism, will last from March 15, 2014 to April 14, 2014. Making new beginnings and doing anything auspicious is avoided during this month. Know what to do and what not to do during Kharmas, through this article.
Kharmas, the inauspicious Hindu month.


Kharmas is a month mentioned in the Hindu calendar. As per the beliefs, the month of Kharmas is inauspicious. In some parts of the country, Kharmas are known as Mal-Mas. This year, i.e. in 2014, we will see the first Kharmas month beginning from March 15, 2014 to April 14, 2014. Whereas, the second Kharmas will last from December 16, 2014 to January 14, 2015. Basically, the month of Kharmas is followed by the people of North India. Therefore, Kharmas is observed in the states of Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. It should be noted that Kharmas are not observed on the eastern, southern and western regions of India. According to the south calendar, this is the Margazhi month and is believed to be highly rewarding for the matters related to spirituality.

During Kharmas Refrain From

During the duration of Kharmas, some specific activities are strictly prohibited in the Hindu community. For this one one month, people do not initiate any new tasks or you can say that during this time, making any new beginning is not considered favorable. Here, are some activities which you should avoid during this inauspicious period:

  1. Construction of house or any other building should not be started, once Kharmas begin. This also includes refraining from buying the raw materials for the same.

  2. Auspicious occasions like marriage ceremony (Vivah), house warming ceremony (Griha Pravesh), engagement are also avoided.

  3. Purchasing any kind of property or land should be avoided as well.

  4. This time period is not considered good for buying new vehicle.

What To Do During Kharmas

It is believed that on the last day of Kharmas, making donations and charities yields fruitful results. As donations, you can offer food, jaggery and clothes to the needy people.

Why Avoid Making New Beginnings During Kharmas?

It is believed that the period of Kharmas is unlucky or inauspicious; therefore making any new beginning during Kharmas month do not yield rewarding results. For this reason, new beginnings should be made after this month gets over. Anyone who do not follow the month of Kharmas, will be on the risk of being ill fated.

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