Poush month or Poush maas is the third month in traditional Gujarati calendar followed in Gujarat. Poush maas 2017-2018 starts on December 19, 2017 and ends on 16 January 2018. Same calendar is followed in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Poush maas is considered as inauspicious month for some kinds of Hindu rituals like marriages, grah pravesh, engagements, etc. but is well-known for its spiritual importance.
Sud Paksh in Poush maas 2017-18 starts on December 19 and ends on January 2, 2018.
Vad paksh in Pausha maas 2017-18 begins on 3 January and ends on 16 January.
Makar Sankranti, Poush Navaratri or Shakambari Navaratri, and Shadthila Ekadashi are the important festivals in Poush mahina in Gujarati Calendar. Next month in Gujarati Panchang is Magh month.
Important Festivals in Posh Maas 2017-2018
Friday, 29 December 2017 – Pausha Putrada Ekadashi
Tuesday, 2 January 2018 – Paush Purnima
Friday, 5 January 2018 – Sakat Chauth
Friday, 12 January 2018 – Shattila Ekadashi
Sunday, 14 January 2018 – Pongal
Sunday, 14 January 2018 – Makara Sankranti, Uttarayan Festival
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 – Mauni Amavasya