Margasira maasa or Margashira month is the ninth month as per Kannada calendar. In 2016, Margasira masam starts on November 30 and ends on 29 December 2016. Margasira month is considered as auspicious month for Kannada people as it is the favorite month for Lord Krishna.
The major festivals during Margasira month are Subramanya Shasti, Mokshada Ekadashi, Hanumath Vratham, Datta Jayanti and Dhanur Sankramana punyakalam.
Subramanya Shasti, the sixth day in the month of Margasira, is celebrated with lot of gusto and devotion in Kukke Subramanya swamy temple, Karnataka.
Shukla Paksha in Kannada Margasira Masa 2016 starts on November 30 and ends on December 13.
Krishna paksha in Kannada Margashira masa 2016 begins on December 14 and ends on December 29.
Auspicious Days & Important Festivals in Margashira Masa 2016
Sunday, 4 December 2016 – Vivah Panchami
Saturday, 10 December 2016 – Mokshada Ekadashi
Saturday, 10 December 2016 – Gita Jayanti
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 – Margashirsha Purnima
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 – Dattatreya Jayanti (Datta Jayanti)
Thursday, 15 December 2016 – Dhanu Sankranti
Saturday, 24 December 2016 – Saphala Ekadashi
29 December 2016 – Margashira Amavasya
It is to note that according to North Indian calendars, Margashirsha month begins on November 15 and ends on December 13.