Gujarati Falgun Mahina 2016 – Fagan Month or Phalguna Maas in Gujarat Calendar in 2016



Falgun Mahina or Fagan Maas is the fifth month in a traditional Gujarati calendar followed in Gujarat. Falgun Month in 2016 in Gujarati calendar begins on March 9 and ends on April 7, 2016.  Holi festival and Dhuleti are the important festivals in Phalgun month. The current year as per traditional Gujarati calendar is Vikram Samvat 2072.

Fagan Maas Sud Padvo and Vad Padvo
  • Falgun Maas Gujarati calendar 2016 Sud Padvo (Waxing phase of moon) is from March 9 to March 23.
  • Falgun Mahina 2016 Gujarati calendar Vad Padvo (Waning phase of moon) is from March 24 to April 7.
Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is on March 27 – Moonrise is at 9:39 PM – Indian standard time.

Falgun Mahina Purnima
Falgun Purnima (Full moon) or Full moon day is on March 23, 2016. The Purnima begins at 3:13 PM on March 22 and ends at 5:31 PM on March 23, 2016. Purnima Vrat is on March 22.

Falgun Amas
Amas or Amavasi (No moon) is on April 7, 2016 - Time is from 8:36 PM on April 6 to 4:53 PM on April 8, 2016.

Falgun Ekadashi
Maha Sud Amalaki Ekadashi is on March 19
Maha Vad Papmochani Ekadasi is on April 3 (Smarta)
Maha Vad Papmochani Ekadasi is on April 4 (Bhagavad)

Phalgun Pradosh
Pradosh – March 20
Pradosh - April 5 - Bhoum Pradosh

The important festival dates are:
March 23, 2016 – Holi first night – Holika Dahan
March 24, 2016 – Dhuleti - Fuldolotsav

Please note that Falgun Mahina in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India begins on February 23, 2016 and ends on March 23, 2016.

Phalgun Masam in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh is similar to the Gujarati Calendar. Except that in these calendars Phalgun is the last month in a traditional year.