Magha Masa or Magh month is the eleventh month in Kannada calendar. It is one of the most auspicious months for Shiva Puja. Magha Maasa is the 11th Hindu month. In 2018, Magha maasa starts on January 16 and ends on February 15 as per Kannada calendar.
Magha snana is an auspicious ritual observed during the month in many temples and holy rivers in Karnataka.
Vasanta Panchami, Ratha Saptami, Bhishma Ashtami, Bhishma Ekadasi, and Maha Shivaratri are the most popular festivals in Magha month as per Kannada calendar.
Dharmasthali Manjunatha Temple, Sri Gokarna Mahabaladeva Temple, Murudeshwar Murudeshwara temple, Polali Rajarajeshwari temple, Kateel Durga Parameshwari Temple, Horanadu Annapurna temple, Kolluru Mookambika temple, Mysore Chamundeshwari temple, etc. are the most famous temples to visit during Magha masa in Karnataka. Vasanta Panchami is the most celebrated festival in Sringeri Sarada Peetham and Kolluru Mookambika temple.
Shukla Paksha in Magha maas 2018 – starts on 16 January and ends on January 31.
Magha Maas Krishna Paksha 2018 – begins on 1 February and ends on February 15.
Important Festivals in Magha masa 2018 in Kannada calendar
Monday, 22 January 2018 – Vasant Panchami (Saraswati Pooja)
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 – Ratha Saptami
Thursday, 25 January 2018 – Bhishma Ashtami
Saturday, 27 January 2018 – Jaya Ekadashi
Sunday, 28 January 2018 – Jaya Ekadashi
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 – Magha Purnima
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 – Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse)
Sunday, 11 February 2018 – Vijaya Ekadashi
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 – Maha ShivaRatri
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 – Kumbha Sankranti
Thursday, 15 February 2018 – Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse)