Margashirsha month or Margasirsh mahina is the 9th month in Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. In 2017, Margashirsha month starts on November 19 and ends on 18 December.
Gujarati calendar also follows the similar calendar but it is the second month in traditional Gujarati Panchang.
Margashirsh month is highly auspicious as it is the favorite month for Lord Krishna. This month marks the beginning of Hemant rithu in Maharashtra. In Maharashtra, Laxmi Vrat is observed on Thursdays in this month.
Martand Bhairav Shadratrotsav, Martand Sashti or Champa Sashti, Gita Jayanti, Shri Datta Jayanti, etc. are important festivals in Margashirsha month 2017 of Marathi calendar.
Shukla Paksha in Marathi Margashirsh month 2017 begins on November 19 and ends on December 3.
Krishna Paksha in Marathi Margashirsha mahina starts on December 4 and ends on December 18.
Important Hindu Festivals in Margashirsha month 2017 in Marathi Calendar
Thursday, 23 November 2017 – Vivah Panchami
Thursday, 30 November 2017 – Gita Jayanti
Thursday, 30 November 2017 – Mokshada Ekadashi
Sunday, 3 December 2017 – Margashirsha Purnima
Sunday, 3 December 2017 – Dattatreya Jayanti (Datta Jayanti)
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 – Saphala Ekadashi
Saturday, 16 December 2017 – Dhanu Sankranti
Monday, 18 December 2017 – Somvati Amavasya