Adhik Maas comes once every 3 years. According to the Hindu calendar, Adhik Maas is an extra month that is inserted to keep the lunar and solar calendars aligned. This month is also known as Malamas or Purushottam Maas. This month is completely dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
This year Adhik Maas will start from 18 September, Friday, till 16 October, Friday. It is because of Adhik Maas that Sharadiya Navratri has not started from the end of Pitrupaksha this year. It is after 165 years something like this has happened. Adhik Maas has come between Pitrupaksha and Navratri. Ekadashi fast, Pradosh Vrat and Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat are not followed during Adhik Maas.
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