Mal mass / Khar mass in 2016 - 2017
(1) Dhanu Mal Maas begins an ends on the following dates -
(A) Dhanu Mal Maas begins at 20:53 hours on 15 December, 2016 and ends at 07:37 am on 14 Jan., 2017.
(2) Meen Mal Maas begins and ends
(A) Meen Mal Maas begins at 11.16 hours on 14 March, 2016 and ends at 19:46 hours on 13 April , 2016.
(B) Meen Mal Maas begiens at 17:31 hours on 14 March, 2017 and ends at 26:03 hours on 13 April, 2017.
When does Khar Maas or Mal Maas occur
When the planet sun enters the Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius) and remains there for one month.This period of one month is called Dhanu Mal Mass.
Thus the period of two months in a year , is called the period of Mal Mass. This period is considered inauspicious.So all the auspicious tasks or events like marriage, engagement, foundation laying,Grih pravesh,purchasing new things etc. are not done during the period of Mal mass.
Aste Bhrigu, Singhgate cha Jeevai, supte Muannde, Dhanu - Meen Surya,
Vishnu vidhanam,Ravi,Rudra, Chandi, sheshaach kaarya varjaniya.
Meaning :- Whether Guru (Jupiter) or Shukra (Venus) is combust (Asta), Guru (Jupiter) is in Leo , whether it is God shayan period (Godshayan period begins from Dev shayani Ekadashi and ends on Dev uthani Ekadashi) , sun is in Dhanu Rashi(sagittarius) or in Meen rashi (Pisces), the work and activities like worship , Katha ,Yagya , etc. related to Lord Vishnu or the worship of Sun god , the worship and Anusthan of Lord Mahadev, the worship of Devi Chandi can be done .
Besides the above mentioned work , the following work can also be done during Mal Maas :-
Proosuti Sanan or the work for which the days are fixed or Bhajan-Kirtan, Charity or the selfless work, the Anusthan for the removal of any disease etc.
Note :- Adhik Maas or Purushottam Mass is also called Mal Maas . It usually occurs once in three years . Khar Mass is also called Mal Maas which occurs two times every year. But Adhik Maas and Khar Maas are quite different events from each other.
Other related posts :-
(6.2.1). Adhik Maas
(6.2.1) What is Adhik Maas
(10.3.3.) Dev shayani Ekadash
(10.3.5) Dev Uthani Ekadashi