Phalgun Mahina 2016 – Falguna or Phalguna Month 2016 in North Indian Hindu Calendar

Phalgun Mahina is the 12th month in a traditional Hindi calendar followed in North India. Falguna or Phalguna Month 2016 begins on February 23, 2016 and ends on March 23, 2016. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and Chhattisgarh and other North Indian states. A month in these regions is calculated from the day after Purnima or full moon to the next Purnima. The current year in the Hindi Calendar is Saka 2072.

Mahashivratri (March 7, 2016) and First day of Holi (Holika Dahan) (March 23, 2016) and Holi (March 24, 2016) are observed in this month.

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturti in Phalgun Month 2016 is on February 26. Moonrise time is at 8:29 PM. 

Phalguna Mahina 2016 Krishna and Shukla Paksha
Falguna Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from February 23, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Phalgun Month Shukla Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from March 9, 2016 to March 23, 2016.

Phalgun Month Ekadasi Vrat in North India
Vijaya Ekadashi – March 5
Amalaki Ekadasi – March 19

Falgun Month Pradosh Vrat in North India
Pradosh – March 6
Pradosh – March 20

Phalgun Amavasi in Hindi Panchang in North India
Phalguna Amavasya is on March 9, 2016.
The Amavasi begins at 10:34 AM on March 8 and ends at 7:24 AM on March 9, 2016.

Phalgun Purnima in Hindi Calendar
Purnima 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.

Festivals and auspicious days in Phalgun Month 2016 in North India
Seetha Ashtami – March 2
Guru Ramdas Navami - March 3
Shivratri - March 7
Holashtak from March 16 to March 23
Kharmas from March 15
Holika Dahan – March 23
Holi Dhuleti - March 24

Next month in North Indian Hindu Calendars is the Chaitra or Chait month.

Note - It must be noted that Magh month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka begins on March 9, 2016 and ends on April 7, 2016.