Vaishakh mahina or Vaishakh Month is the second month in traditional Hindu Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra and Goa. In 2017, Vaishakh mahina starts on April 27 and ends on May 25 in Marathi Panchang. The similar calendar is followed in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, and Karnataka.
Vaishakh Mahina is an auspicious month and favorite month for Lord Vishnu. It is one of the three most auspicious months (other two are – Kartik mahina and Magh Mahina). Vaishakh Snan is the meritorious ritual to follow in this month.
Shukla Paksh in Marathi Vaishakh mahina 2017 begins on April 27 and ends on May 10.
Krishna Paksha in Marathi Vaishakh mahina 2017 begins on May 11 and ends on May 25.
Akshaya Tritiya (Akha Teej), Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti, Ganga Pujan Ganga Saptami, sri Nrusimha Jayanti, Vaishakh Purnima (Kurma Jayanti, Buddha Jayanti), and Dhanishta Navak are the important festivals in Marathi Vaishakh month.
Important Festivals in Marathi Vaishakh Maas 2017
Friday, 28 April 2017 – ParashuRam Jayanti
Friday, 28 April 2017 – Akshaya Tritiya
Tuesday, 2 May 2017 – Ganga Saptami
Thursday, 4 May 2017 – Sita Navami
Saturday, 6 May 2017 – Mohini Ekadashi
Tuesday, 9 May 2017 – Narasimha Jayanti
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 – Buddha Purnima
Thursday, 11 May 2017 – Narada Jayanti
Sunday, 14 May 2017 – Vrishabha Sankranti
Monday, 22 May 2017 – Apara Ekadashi
Thursday, 25 May 2017 – Shani Jayanti
Thursday, 25 May 2017 – Vat Savitri Vrat