Magha Masa or Magh month is the eleventh month in Kannada calendar. It is one of the most auspicious months for Shiva Puja. Magha Maasa is the 11th Hindu month. In 2017, Magha maasa starts on January 28 and ends on February 26 as per Kannada calendar.
Magha snana is an auspicious ritual observed during the month in many temples and holy rivers in Karnataka.
Vasanta Panchami, Ratha Saptami, Bhishma Ashtami, Bhishma Ekadasi, and Maha Shivaratri are the most popular festivals in Magha month as per Kannada calendar.
Dharmasthali Manjunatha Temple, Sri Gokarna Mahabaladeva Temple, Murudeshwar Murudeshwara temple, Polali Rajarajeshwari temple, Kateel Durga Parameshwari Temple, Horanadu Annapurna temple, Kolluru Mookambika temple, Mysore Chamundeshwari temple, etc. are the most famous temples to visit during Magha masa in Karnataka. Vasanta Panchami is the most celebrated festival in Sringeri Sarada Peetham and Kolluru Mookambika temple.
Shukla Paksha in Magha maas 2017 – starts on 28 January and ends on February 10.
Magha Maas Krishna Paksha 2017 – begins on 11 February and ends on February 26.
Important Festivals in Magha masa 2017 in Kannada calendar
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)