Magh month or Magh Maas (February – March) is the most auspicious month for devotees of Lord Shiva. Magh month is the fourth month in Gujarati Calendar. In 2017, Magha maas starts on January 28 and ends on February 26 as per Gujarati calendar.
Magh snan is the most observed ritual in this month. Magh Navratri, Ganesh Jayanti (Til Kund Chaturthi), Vasant Panchami, Rathsaptami, Bhishma Ashtami, Jaya Ekadasi, Maha Shivratri, etc. are important festivals in Magh month as per Gujarati calendar.
Sud Paksha in Magha maas 2017 – starts on starts on 28 January and ends on February 10.
Magha Maas Vad Paksha 2017 – begins on 11 February and ends on February 26.
Magh Shukla Panchami is celebrated as Basant Panchami or Vasant Panchami which is very auspicious for Saraswati Puja. Rathasaptami or Surya Jayanti is observed on Magha Shukla Saptami. Bhishmashtami, Bhishma Ekadashi or Jaya Ekadasi and Bhishma Dwadasi are other auspicious days in Magh mahina. Maha Shivratri is the most celebrated Hindu festival in Magh month.
Hindu Festivals dates in Magh month 2017
Wednesday, 1 February 2017 – Vasant Panchami (Saraswati Pooja)
Friday, 3 February 2017 – Ratha Saptami
Saturday, 4 February 2017 – Bhishma Ashtami
Tuesday, 7 February 2017 – Jaya Ekadashi
Friday, 10 February 2017 – Magha Purnima
Friday, 10 February 2017 – Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse)
Sunday, 12 February 2017 – Kumbha Sankranti
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 – Vijaya Ekadashi
Friday, 24 February 2017 – Maha ShivaRatri
Sunday, 26 February 2017 – Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse)