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Hinduism - What Is A Malamasa Or Mala Masa(Impure Month) In The Hindu Lunar Calendar?

 


Malamasa ("Impure month") is a term used to describe a period of time, generally a month that occurs every 212 years. 

This is an intercalary month is placed into the lunar calendar to remedy a difference between the lunar and solar calendars.

Although this month is required to keep the two calendars in sync—for example, to keep the spring festivities in the spring—it is seen as an exceptional occurrence, unclean, and ritually harmful.


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