Margashirsha month or Margasirsh mahina is the 9th month in Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. In 2016, Margashirsha month starts on November 30 and ends on 29 December 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 2016 of Marathi calendar.
Shukla Paksha in Marathi Margashirsh month 2016 begins on November 30 and ends on December 13.
Krishna Paksha in Marathi Margashirsha mahina starts on December 14 and ends on December 29.
Important Hindu Festivals in Margashirsha month 2016 in Marathi 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