Falgun mahina or Phalgun month is the 12th and last month in traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra & Goa. In 2017, Falgun Mahina starts on February 27 and ends on March 28 as per traditional Marathi panchang.
Falgun month is the period when Purva Phalguni or Uttara Phalguni nakshatra coincides with Purnima or Full Moon.
Shukla Paksham in Falguna Month begins on February 27 and ends on March 12.
Bahula or Krishna Paksha starts on March 13 and ends on March 28.
Many important Hindu festivals are celebrated in Falgun maas. Holi festival, Dhulivandan, Sant Tukaram Beej, Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti (as per tithi), Rang Panchami, Eknath Sashti, and Madhu Krishna Trayodashi.
Falgun mahina is significant month to worship Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna. Holi and Vasantotsav mark the importance of Sri Krishna Puja. Holi is also auspicious for Shiva Puja as it commemorates Kama Dahan by Lord Shiva.
The important festivals in Phalgun Month 2017 as per Marathi calendar…
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 – Amalaki Ekadashi
Sunday, 12 March 2017 – Holi Festival
Sunday, 12 March 2017 – Holika Dahan
Monday, 13 March 2017 – Rangwali Holi
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 – Meena Sankranti
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 – Basoda Festival
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 – Sheetala Ashtami
Friday, 24 March 2017 – Papmochani Ekadashi