Magshar month is the 2nd month in Gujarati calendar followed in Gujarat. In 2016, Magshar month starts on November 30 and ends on 29 December 2016.
Marathi calendar also follows the similar calendar but it is the ninth month in traditional Marathi Panchang.
Magshar month is highly auspicious as it is the favorite month for Lord Krishna. This month marks the beginning of Hemant rithu in Gujarat. In Gujarat, Laxmi Vrat is observed on Thursdays in this month.
Gita Jayanti, Shri Datta Jayanti, etc. are important festivals in Magshar month 2016 of Gujarati calendar.
Sud Paksha in Gujarati Magshar month 2016 begins on November 30 and ends on December 13.
Vad Paksha in Gujarati Magshar mahina starts on December 14 and ends on December 29.
Important Hindu Festivals in Magshar month 2016 in Gujarati Calendar:
Sunday, 4 December 2016 – Vivah Panchami
Saturday, 10 December 2016 – Mokshada Ekadashi
Saturday, 10 December 2016 – Gita Jayanti
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 – Margashirsha Purnima
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 – Dattatreya Jayanti (Datta Jayanti)
Thursday, 15 December 2016 – Dhanu Sankranti
Saturday, 24 December 2016 – Saphala Ekadashi
29 December 2016 – Margashira Amavasya
It is to note that according to North Indian calendars, Margashirsha month begins on November 15 and ends on December 13.