Badaga Calendar -2013
First Month - KOODALU
Like in any other calendar, there are 12 months and each month starts on the 10th of English Calendar month but for a few exceptions due to the fact that the month of Feb has 28/29 days [leap year].
I have attempted to make the Badaga Calendars for 2013 keeping in mind that a Badaga month should start on the 10th of an English month as far as possible and also to ensure that the number of days in a month is either 30 or 31 days.
Since Badagas consider ‘Sovara’ (Monday) as the most auspicious and ‘holy’ day, they have attached a lot of importance to that day. Generally, no non-vegetarian food is taken on Mondays. This is also the weekly holiday and hence shown on top in red colour. No ‘Hola Gelcha’[field work] is usually done on ‘sovara’s in olden days.
The biggest festival of Badagas is day-specific and not date-specific. That is to say that this festival – HETHE HABBA – always falls on a Monday [after the first Monday of the thirteenth fullmoon]. By the way,full Moon (‘Pournami’ in Tamil) is ‘HUNNAVE’ and New Moon is ‘MUTTU’ in Badaga.
1)Koodalu, 2)Aalaani 3)Nallaani 4)Aani 5)Aadire 6)Aadi 7)Aavaani 8 )Perattaadhi 9)Dhodda Devige 10)Kiru Devige 11)Thai 12)Hemmatti
Badaga Months in 'Kappu Huttileyu' Dance Song[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/475353" params="" width="75%" height="150" iframe="true" /]