Margazhi Masam 2015-2016 | Margali Month in Tamil Calendar

Margazhi masam or Margali masam or Margali maasa is the ninth month in traditional Tamil calendar. In 2015-2016, Margazhi month starts on 17 December 2015 and ends on 14 January 2016.

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 2015-2016

Vaikunta Ekadashi – 21 December 2015 (Mukkodi Ekadashi)

Karthigai Vratham – 22 December 2015

Pradosham – 23 December 2015

Margazhi Pournami – 25 December 2015

Natarajar Abhishekam – 25 December 2015

Arudra Darshan – 26 December 2015

Sankatahara Chaturthi – 28 December 2015

Hanuman Jayanti – 9 January 2016

Margazhi Amavasai – 9 January 2016

Bhogi Pongal – 14 January 2016

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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:

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  8. Kallol says:

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  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