Margashirsha month or Margasirsh mahina is the 9th month in Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. In 2015, Margashirsha month starts on December 12 and ends on 10 January 2016.
Gujarati calendar also follows the similar calendar but it is the second month in traditional Gujarati Panchang.
Margashirsh month is highly auspicious as it is the favorite month for Lord Krishna. This month marks the beginning of Hemant rithu in Maharashtra. In Maharashtra, Laxmi Vrat is observed on Thursdays in this month.
Martand Bhairav Shadratrotsav, Martand Sashti or Champa Sashti, Gita Jayanti, Shri Datta Jayanti, etc. are important festivals in Margashirsha month 2015 of Marathi calendar.
Shukla Paksha in Marathi Margashirsh month 2015 begins on December 12 and ends on December 25.
Krishna Paksha in Marathi Margashirsha mahina starts on 26 December and ends on 10 January 2016.
Important Hindu Festivals in Margashirsha month 2015-16 in Marathi Calendar
12 December 2015 – Chandra Darshan, Martand Shadratrotsav begins
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 – Vivah Panchami
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 – Dhanu Sankranti
17 December 2015 – Champa Shashti (Malhar Shashti), Martand Shadratrotsav ends
Monday, 21 December 2015 – Mokshada Ekadashi, Vaikunta Ekadashi (Mukkoti Ekadashi)
Monday, 21 December 2015 – Gita Jayanti
23 December 2015 – Hanuman Vrat
Thursday, 24 December 2015 – Dattatreya Jayanti (Datta Jayanti)
Friday, 25 December 2015 – Margashirsha Purnima
29 December 2015 – Sankashti Chaturthi
Tuesday, 5 January 2016 – Saphala Ekadashi