Importance of Margashirsha Maas, Margashira masam as per Bhagvad Gita

Margashirsha maas or Margashira masam is the ninth month as per traditional Hindu calendar. It is believed as one of the auspicious months for Hindus.

In Puranas, Margashirsh maas is mentioned as ‘Maasonam Margashirshoham which means there is no auspicious month as Margashiram.

Margashirsh month is also mentioned in the Bhagwad Gita by Lord Sri Krishna. The below slokam tells about the significance and spiritual importance of margasheersha maas.

Bruhatsama thatha samnam
Gayatri Chandasamaham
Masanam Margashoham
Ruthunam Kusumakarna

It means – Lord Krishna says “I, myself, stay in Bruhathsama in the Samaveda, Gayatri in Chandassu or literature, Margashirsha or Margashira in months and Vasant rithu in rithus or seasons”.

It is said that performing ritual bath in the Ganga river during Margashirsh month gives the result of ten million grahan snan. Vishnu Puja during the month is highly auspicious. Lakshmi puja is observed on Margashirsh lakshmivar or Guruvar during margashira masam. Vishnu Sahasranama parayana and visiting Vishnu temples in the month is most preferred deeds.

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12 Comments

  1. shailaja says:

    uptill has anyone got real peace, prosperity, wealth by doing this vrata,
    that means need to know the real meaning of vrata, it should not do only outer but vrata, fast of all vices. the soul should be vicefree then we get real fruit of the vrata.

  2. Chairavali says:

    bruhat gowri vrata vidhanam and pooja in telugu

  3. Damyanti says:

    in geeta what krishna said who is he margashira

  4. Sulek says:

    Margasira guruvar lakshmi vrat katha pothi in gujarati

  5. Yamaraj says:

    margashirsha mahalaxmi vrat katha in which month it will come

  6. Udbal says:

    what is 6th una masam according to hindu rites

  7. sarika says:

    i want to know about the date from which margshirsh thursday pooja is starting and also i want the detail ritual of the pooja with varthkatha

  8. sowjanya says:

    Could someone please post Margasira guruvara lakshmi vrata katha.. or if someone has the vrata katha book please scan and post it?

  9. Kalyan says:

    Can anyone give me the links for “Margashirsha Maasam Lakshmi Pooja” Kadha & Vratham. Appreciate your help