Paush, or Pausha, is the 10th month in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India – Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan,
Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and other north Indian states. It is also known as Pushya Maas and Poush Mas. This is a winter month in Hindu calendar. Poush Month begins on December 22, 2010 and ends on January 19, 2011.
There is a partial Surya Grahan on January 4, 2011 in Northwestern parts of India.
Some of the important auspicious days in the Paush month include Safala Ekadasi, Makar Sankranti, Paush Purnima. The famous Magh Mela at Sangam (Allahabad) in Uttar Pradesh begins on the Paush Poornima.
Paush Krishna Paksh – (waning phase of moon) is from December 22 to January 4, 2011.
Paush Shukla Paksh – (waxing phase of moon) is from January 5 to January 19, 2011.
It must be noted here that Paush month in traditional Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati calendar begins on January 5, 2011.