Margazhi Masam 2016-2017 | Margali Month in Tamil Calendar

Margazhi masam or Margali masam or Margali maasa is the ninth month in traditional Tamil calendar. In 2016-2017, Margazhi month starts on 16 December 2016 and ends on 13 January 2017.

Margali masam is one of the auspicious Tamil months. During the month, temples are opened in the early morning and special pujas are performed. A popular vratham called ‘Tiruvembaavai vratham’ | Pavai Nombu is observed during the month.

Arudra Darisanam, the day on which the Thiruvaadirai star in Tamil falls, is the most auspicious day in Margali masam. In Kerala, this festival is observed as Thiruvadira. During Thiruvadira festival, a special recipe called Thiruvadira Kali is offered to Lord Shiva. On Mukkodi Ekadasi day, Lord Vishnu is offered “Sorgavasal Thirappu”.

Margazhi or Margali masam is a corresponding month to Margashirsha or Margashira masam & Poush Month (Pushya masam) of other Hindu calendars. It also corresponds to the Bengali month of Agrahayan & Poush mash. According to Malayalam calendar, Margazhi Masam coincides with Dhanur Masam.

Important Festivals & Auspicious Days in Margazhi Masam 2016-2017

15 December 2016 – Shadasheeti Punyakalam , Dhanu Sankranti

16 December 2016 – Sabarimala Nada Thurappu

17 December 2016 – Sankatahara Chaturthi

21 December 2016 – Balaji Jayanti

24 December 2016 – Saphala Ekadashi

26 December 2016 – Soma Pradosha Vratham , Mandala Pooja

27 December 2016 – Masa Shivaratri

29 December 2016 – Amavasai

1 January 2017 – Thiruvona Vratham

2 January 2017 – Chaturthi Vratham , Sri Somavara Vratam

3 January 2017 – Shashti Vratham

8 January 2017 – Karthikai Vratham , Putrada Ekadashi

10 January 2017 – Pradosham

11 January 2017 – Arudra Darshan

12 January 2017 – Pournami Viratam , Pournami

13 January 2017 – Bogi Pongal

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11 Comments

  1. rajagopalan says:

    margazhi masam starts by the mid of December and ends on 14th january

  2. Akshay says:

    what are the benefit taking vrata on margazhi month 2015-2016

  3. Bavishya says:

    Tamil month of Margali is what month in English

  4. Mansukh says:

    margali fastival in tamilnadu cones up in which month of english calender

  5. Kirat says:

    tamil month margazhi when it starts in english month

  6. Savyasachi says:

    when does last year margali tamil month started

  7. Alankrita says:

    tamil names for girl baby for masam rasi

  8. Kallol says:

    telugu 2013 sunya masam in vijaya nama samvatsara

  9. Eha says:

    baby names by rasi tamil calendar months of markazhi

  10. Preetha says:

    what is the margazhi masam equivalent in english calender

  11. Kusumlata says:

    when was amavasya in margazhi month in year 2015-2016