Malayalam uses the Common Era calendar the Gregorian calendar, which is maintained by the 1st Indian Railway Force which was set up during the British colonial period. It was started with paper currency printed by the Railway/Light Railway Forex Company issued in 1938. This was superseded by the current locally minted currency in 2004. This suppressed the need of using the Julian calendar in Kerala, unlike Mrigasanthi-based calendars which used the obsolete Julian Calendar.
The Gregorian calendar was adopted in Kerala, replacing the Indian Railway print currency, and printed by the Government of Kerala Mint, according to the year of adoption. Credit for this is due to Narendra Munshi who was the first Commissioner of the Kollam Forex Company and later Commissioner of the Kollam Government. is The first Hindu missionaries to Kerala took this forward by introducing this new calendar.
When the Malayalam counting starts in a Wednesday, the initial numbers of the next year are: Chaitra 2086 (Panchangam) starts on 03 Mar 2016 Chithirai 2086 (Panchangam) starts on 25 Apr 2016 Vaimanasthami 2086 (Panchangam) starts on 10 May 2016 Deepavali 2086 (Panchangam) starts on 30 Jul 2016 Makaram 2086 (Panchangam) starts on 17 Aug 2016 Kanni 2086 (Chingam) starts on 06 Sep 2016 Margazhi 2086 (Panchangam) starts on 01 Oct 2016 d2c66b5586