Khar Mas is considered inauspicious for happy ceremonies.

Khar Mas
Lord Sun in Khar mas ; source :


Welcome to the world of engrossed readings at Today, I am going to share significance of Khar mas in Hindu Panchang and our daily routine.


Khar Mas is regarded not good for auspicious events like marriages, house warming, grih Pradesh, shubh muhurat of opening new ventures, mundan etc.

Apparently, Khar Mass, also known as Mal Mas in the Hindu panchang, spans a duration of 30 days.It is also called Paush Mas.

Date of Khar Mas

We are going to witness Khar Mas from December 16, 2023 and ends on January 15, 2024.

Significance of Khar Mas

Moreover, Khar Mas is the month of Hindu Panchang where all the auspicious activities are prohibited. It is advised to perform all religious activities like donations, meditation, tap, fasting and teerth yatra etc.

Story behind Khar Mas

However, according to ancient texts, Suryadev runs his chariot on seven horses throughout the year to maintain the schedule and rotation of day and night.

Once, while running, the horses of Lord Sun felt thirsty and requested their master for a break to drink water. Although Lord Sun couldn’t stop, he was in a dilemma. Suddenly, he noticed two donkeys drinking water by the riverside. He enlisted those donkeys for his chariot, allowing the horses to quench their thirst.

Consequently, the slower pace of donkeys extended the journey to 30 days to complete the round. Additionally, ‘Khar’ is the Sanskrit word for donkeys, giving rise to the term Khar Mas.

Dos in Khar Mas

Furthermore, ancient text says that Khar mas is considered good for religious and spiritual activities. Following are the key points one must keep in mind.

  1. Firstly, engaging in donations, tap, mala jap and meditations.
  2. Always offer water to Lord Surya (Surya arghya).
  3. Secondly, try to visit a pilgrimage site during Khar Mas.
  4. Reading Surya Sahastranam and Aditya Hridya Stritam.
  5. Try to take a holy dip in Holy rivers like Ganga and Yamuna during Khar Mas.
  6. One may perform Hawana.
  7. People should worship Lord Vishnu.

Get lucky during Khar Mas

Apart from this , there are few astrological remedies you can perform to get the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi during Khar Mas.

Firstly, always offer water to Tulsi (holy basil).Secondly, light a chomukhi Diya to Tulsi.

Moreover ,tie a red coloured thread to Tulsi to recieve the blessings of wealth and prosperity.

Apparently you can tie a yellow thread to the Tulsi plant to ward off misery and keep negativity away from the house.

Lastly, pluck the manjari of Tulsi, store it in a red-colored cloth, and keep it in a locker to receive the blessings of Maa Lakshmi

Don’t for Khar Mas

We must avoid few things in Khar Mas.

  1. Firstly, we should avoid engaging in auspicious events like Marriages, Mundan, Grih Pravesh, janeu dharan etc
  2. Secondly, we should not go for any new startup venture during this month.
  3. Indeed we should not eat tamasic food items.
  4. In addition to this, we must avoid consumption of alcohol, cigarette and other related items.


Thus, by now we know the relevance and meaning of Khar Mas. Lets delve into self realisation and refining our Spiritual aura during Khar Mas. Have a blessed day ahead.

Disclaimer : The information given here is based on religious faith and conversation with astrologers. do not give any confirmation regarding this. It has been presented here keeping in mind general public interest.

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