Significance of Margazhi

The Tamil month of Margazhi is of great importance because Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita that he is Margazhi among the twelve months.

The month is of great spiritual significance. The Tamil holy scriptures Tiruppavai and Tiruvembavai are read during this month. Another unique feature is the reading of the four Vedas. The two month long pilgrimage season to Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple comes to and end in Margazhi.

The month is also noted for its numerous music concerts. Another unique feature of the month is the beautiful kolams (rangoli) drawn on streets and in the courtyard of houses.

Vaikunta Ekadasi, Arudra Darshan and Hanumanth Jayanti are the most important days in the month.