Margashirsh month, also spelt as Margasheersh maas, Margashira masa or Margasira masam or Margasirsh mahina, is the ninth month as per traditional Hindu calendar. Margashirsh month 2010-2011 starts on 22 November, 2010, and ends on 20 December, 2010, according to North Indian traditional Hindi calendar. In other calendars like Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada panchanga, Margashir month starts on 6 December, 2010, and ends on 4th January 2011.
During Margashira month Mrigasira nakshatra or Mrugashira star falls near Purnima day. Due to that this month is named as Margashirsh. This month is an auspicious month to perform Shiva puja, Vishnu puja, Dattatreya puja and Hanuman Puja.
Important Festivals and fasts observed in Margashirsh month 2010 (this section will be updated by November 2010)
Sankashta Hara Chaturthi – November 5th, 2009
Kal Bhairav Ashtamior Mahakal Bhairo Astami – November 9th, 2009
Margashirsh Ekadasi – November 12th, 2009
Sani Triodasi – November 14th, 2009
Yam Preeti Deeparadhna – November 14th, 2009
Margashirsh Amavasya – November 16th, 2009
Mitra Saptami – November 24th, 2009
Geeta jayanti 2009 – November 28th, 2009
Margasheersh Ekadashi – November 28th, 2009
Dattatreya Jayanthi 2009 – December 1st
Margashirsh Purnima – December 2nd, 2009