Poush mahina or Poush month is the tenth month in traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra and Goa. In 2017-2018, Poush mahina starts on December 19, 2017 and ends on 16 January 2018. Same calendar is followed in Gujarat, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Poush maas is considered as inauspicious month for some kinds of Hindu rituals like marriages, grih pravesh, engagements (sakarpooda), etc. but is well-known for its spiritual importance.
Shukla Paksha in Poush mahina 2017-18 starts on December 19 and ends on January 2, 2018.
Krishna paksha in Poush month 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 Marathi Calendar. Next month in Marathi Panchang is Magh month.
Important Marathi Festivals in Pousha Mahina 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