Falgun mahina or Phalgun month is the 12th and last month in traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra & Goa. In 2018, Falgun Mahina starts on February 16 and ends on March 17 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 16 and ends on March 1.
Bahula or Krishna Paksha starts on March 2 and ends on March 17.
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…
Monday, 26 February 2018 – Amalaki Ekadashi
Thursday, 1 March 2018 – Holi Festival
Thursday, 1 March 2018 – Holika Dahan
Friday, 2 March 2018 – Rangwali Holi
Friday, 9 March 2018 – Basoda Festival
Friday, 9 March 2018 – Sheetala Ashtami
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 – Papmochani Ekadashi
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 – Meena Sankranti