Margashirsha Mahina is the ninth month in the traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in
North India. Margashirsha Mahina follows the Chatur Masa period and is considered highly auspicious and is chosen for marriage ceremonies, grih pravesh (house warming) etc. Margashirsha Mahina 2010 begins on November 22 and ends on December 21.
Margashirsha Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) begins on November 22 and ends on December 5.
Margashirsha Shukla Paksha (Waxing Phase of moon) begins on December 6 and ends on December 21.
Margashirsha Amavasi is on December 5.
Margashirsha Purnima is on December 21.
Some of the auspicious days that fall in this month include:
- Kal Bhairav Ashtami – November 28
- Uttpatti Ekadashi – December 2
- Geeta Jayanti – December 17
- Mokshada Ekadasi – December 17
It must be noted here that Margashirsha (Magshar) is the second month in traditional Gujarati Calendar and it begins on December 5, 2010 and ends on January 4, 2011.
In Marathi, Telugu and Kannada Calendar also Margshirsh month begins on December 5, 2010 and ends on January 4, 2011 but in these regions it is the ninth month.