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Margazhi Masam 2018-2019 | Margali Month in Tamil Calendar

Margazhi masam or Margali masam or Margali maasa is the ninth month in traditional Tamil calendar. In 2018-2019, Margazhi month starts on 16 December 2018 and ends on 14 January 2019.

Margali masam is one of the auspicious Tamil months. During the month, temples are opened in the early morning and special pujas are performed. A popular vratham called ‘Tiruvembaavai vratham’ | Pavai Nombu is observed during the month.

Arudra Darisanam, the day on which the Thiruvaadirai star in Tamil falls, is the most auspicious day in Margali masam. In Kerala, this festival is observed as Thiruvadira. During Thiruvadira festival, a special recipe called Thiruvadira Kali is offered to Lord Shiva. On Mukkodi Ekadasi day, Lord Vishnu is offered “Sorgavasal Thirappu”.

Margazhi or Margali masam is a corresponding month to Margashirsha or Margashira masam & Poush Month (Pushya masam) of other Hindu calendars. It also corresponds to the Bengali month of Agrahayan & Poush mash. According to Malayalam calendar, Margazhi Masam coincides with Dhanur Masam.

Important Festivals & Auspicious Days in Margazhi Masam 2018-2019

16 December 2018 – Shadasheeti Punyakalam, Sabarimala Nada Thurappu, Masa Shivaratri, Dhanu Sankranti

18 December 2018 – Vaikunta Ekadashi

20 December 2018 – Pradosham

22 December 2018 – Pournami Vrutham, Pournami

23 December 2018 – Arudra Darshan

27 December 2018 – Mandala Pooja

1 January 2019 – Saphala Ekadashi

3 January 2019 – Pradosham

5 January 2019 – Amavasai

12 January 2019 – Shasti

14 January 2019 – Bogi Pandigai

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  1. Kusumlata says:

    when was amavasya in margazhi month in year 2017-2018

  2. Preetha says:

    what is the margazhi masam equivalent in english calender

  3. Eha says:

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  5. Alankrita says:

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  6. Savyasachi says:

    when does last year margali tamil month started

  7. Kirat says:

    tamil month margazhi when it starts in english month

  8. Mansukh says:

    margali fastival in tamilnadu cones up in which month of english calender

  9. Bavishya says:

    Tamil month of Margali is what month in English

  10. Akshay says:

    what are the benefit taking vrata on margazhi month 2017-2018

  11. rajagopalan says:

    margazhi masam starts by the mid of December and ends on 14th january

  12. Mageswary says:

    I love this margazhi masam cos on 31 Dec 1994 I deliver my daughter so Since she born every year on that day early.morning our fly will have special prayers at temple.today she is a Doctor proud of her.Thank god.