Masi Magam (Masi Makam or Masi Maham) is the major festival celebrated during Masi Masam (Febraury – March) in Tamil Nadu. In 2020, Masi Magam date is March 8.
Masi Magam is celebrated on Magam Nakshatra day in Masi month. The festival generally falls on Pournami or Full Moon day. Masi month is the favorite month for Lord Shiva and Pitru Devatas or dead ancestors.
Millions of devotees visit the temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Muruga, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Durga on Masi Makam day and perform special pujas to please the deities. Special pujas and Abhisheka are held in Kumbakonam Natarajar temple, Palani Murugan temple, Tiruchendur Subramanya swamy temple, and many other temples all around Tamil Nadu.
Panchang, Masi Magam – 8 March 2020
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:45 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:29
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)17:10 Chandrastama (Moonset)30:28
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturdashi – 27:03*
Nakshatra Ashlesha – 06:52
Skipped Nakshatra : Magha – 28:09*
Yoga Sukarman – 21:11
Karana Vanija – 27:03*
Purnimanta Month Phaalguna
Amavasyanta Month Phaalguna
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 17:01 – 18:29
Gulika Kalam: 15:33 – 17:01
Yama Gandam: 12:37 – 14:05
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kumbha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Karka – 06:52:13
Amrita Kalam 26:01* – 27:27*
Abhijit: 12:14 – 13:01
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 17:30 – 18:56
Durmuhurthams: 16:55 – 17:42
Masi Magam in Previous Years
In 2019, Masi Magam date was February 19.
In 2015, Masi Magam date was March 4.
In 2014, Masi Magam date was February 15.
In 2013, Masi Magam date was February 25.
In 2012, on Masi Magam day, Holi is celebrated in other parts of India. Kaman Pandigai is other name for Holi in Tamil Nadu. Masi Makam 2011 date was February 18.
Masi Magam 2012 date was March 7, 2012.