Margashirsha Month 2017 | Margasheersh Mahina | Margashira masam

Margashirsha month (Margasheersh, Margashira, Margasira masam), is the ninth month as per traditional North Indian Hindi Hindu calendar. In 2017, Margashirsha month starts on November 5 and ends on December 3 according to North Indian traditional Hindi Hindu calendar followed in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, etc.

In North Indian calendars, Krishna Paksha in Margashirsha Month begins on 5th November and ends on 18 November & Shukla Paksha begins on 19 November and ends on 3 December.

In other calendars like Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars, Margashira month 2017 starts on November 19 and ends on 18 December.

As per the above calendars, Shukla Paksha of Margashirsha Month begins on 19 November and ends on 3 December but Krishna Paksha starts on 4 December and ends on 18 December.

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.

As per Bengali calendar, Margashirsh month is also called as Agrahayana or Agrahayon. Margashirsh is the second month as per traditional Gujarati calendar.

In Tamil calendar, Margashirsha Month coincides with Karthigai Masam – Margali Masam and in Malayalam calendar it is Vrischika Masam – Dhanurmasam.

Significance and spiritual importance of Margashirsha mahina and the relation between Margashirsh month and Lord Krishna or Bhagvad Geeta is explained in this article

Festivals in Margashirsha Month 2017

Friday, 10 November 2017 – Kalabhairav Jayanti (Maha Kalbhairav Ashtami)

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 – Utpanna Ekadashi

Thursday, 16 November 2017 – Vrischika Sankranti

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

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  1. Jnan pandey says:

    when is magrashirsh mahina 2017 and 2018 in Marathi calendar

  2. Laksha says:

    when is month of margashirsha starting in 2017