Paush month or Poush maas is the 10th month in traditional North Indian Hindu calendar. In 2009, Paush month starts on December 3, 2009 and ends on December 31. Poush maas is considered as inauspicious month as per Hindu astrology. North Indian Hindu calendar is followed in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and some other North Indian states.
Paush Navratri is celebrated during the month of Poush. This 9-day festival is also called as Shakambari Utsav or Sakambari Navratri in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and some South Indian states like Karnataka.
Paush Krishna Paksh begins on December 3, 2009 and ends on December 16, 2009
Poush Shukla Paksh begins on December 17 and ends on December 31, 2009
On the last day of Paush month, Paush Purnima day, in 2009, Chandra Grahan will take place. It is partially visible in India.
Important Festivals and auspicious days in Paush month 2009 as per North Indian Hindu Calendar:
- Sankashtahara Chaturthi – December 5
- Safala Ekadasi 2009 – December 12
- Paush Amavasya – December 16
- Dhanu Sankranti 2009 – December 16
- Sindhu River Pushkar begins – December 19
- Putrada Ekadashi – December 28
- Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse – December 31
As per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Telugu calendars, Paush month 2009-2010 begins on December 17, 2009 and ends on January 15, 2010. Makara Sankranti or Pongal is the major festival during the month in South Indian states.