Margazhi Masam 2017-2018 | Margali Month in Tamil Calendar

Margazhi masam or Margali masam or Margali maasa is the ninth month in traditional Tamil calendar. In 2017-2018, Margazhi month starts on 16 December 2017 and ends on 13 January 2018.

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 2017-2018

16 December 2017 – Shadasheeti Punyakalam , Sabarimala Nada Thurappu , Masa Shivaratri , Dhanu Sankranti

18 December 2017 – Sri Somavara Vratam , Amavasai

22 December 2017 – Chaturthi Vratham , Thiruvona Vratham

24 December 2017 – Shashti Vratham

26 December 2017 – Mandala Pooja

29 December 2017 – Putrada Ekadashi

30 December 2017 – Karthikai Vratham , Pradosham

1 January 2018 – Pournami Viratam

2 January 2018 – Pournami

5 January 2018 – Sankatahara Chaturthi

8 January 2018 – Vivekanandha Jayanti

12 January 2018 – Shat Tila Ekadashi

13 January 2018 – Bogi Pandigai

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  2. Preetha says:

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  6. Savyasachi says:

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  7. Kirat says:

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  8. Mansukh says:

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  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