Falgun mahina or Phalgun month is the 12th and last month in traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra & Goa. In 2020, Falgun Mahina starts on February 24 and ends on March 24 as per traditional Marathi panchang.
Falgun month is the period when Purva Phalguni or Uttara Phalguni nakshatra coincides with Purnima or Full Moon.
Shukla Paksha in Falguna Month begins on February 24 and ends on March 9.
Bahula or Krishna Paksha starts on March 10 and ends on March 24.
Many important Hindu festivals are celebrated in Falgun maas. Holi festival, Dhulivandan, Sant Tukaram Beej, Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti (as per tithi), Rang Panchami, Eknath Sashti, and Madhu Krishna Trayodashi.
Falgun mahina is significant month to worship Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna. Holi and Vasantotsav mark the importance of Sri Krishna Puja. Holi is also auspicious for Shiva Puja as it commemorates Kama Dahan by Lord Shiva.
The important festivals in Phalgun Month 2018 as per Marathi calendar…
Friday, 6 March 2020 – Amalaki Ekadashi
Monday, 9 March 2020 – Holi Festival
Monday, 9 March 2020 – Holika Dahan
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 – Rangwali Holi
Saturday, 14 March 2020 – Meena Sankranti
Monday, 16 March 2020 – Basoda Festival
Monday, 16 March 2020 – Sheetala Ashtami
Thursday, 19 March 2020 – Papmochani Ekadashi