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Marathi Falgun Mahina 2018 – Phalgun Month in Traditional Hindu calendar in Maharashtra in 2018



Phalgun Mahina, Falguna Maas, is the 12th month in a traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. Phalgun Mahina in 2018 begins on February 16 and ends on March 17, 2018. Some of the important festivals and auspicious days include Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti, Amalaki Ekadasi, Holika Dahan, Holi Festival, Eknath Sasthi and Papamochini Ekadasi.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is on March 5 – Moonrise is at 9:39 PM – Indian standard time.

Phalgun Mahina Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Phalgun Mahina Marathi calendar 2018 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from February 16 to March 1.
Falgun Month 2018 Marathi calendar Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from March 2 to March 13, 2018.

Phalgun Ekadasi
Amalaki Ekadasi – Feb 26
Papamochini Ekadasi – March 13

Phalgun Pradosh
Pradosh – February 27
Pradosh - March 14

The dates of important festivals in Falgun month are:
  • Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti – As per English calendar is February 19 – As per Hindu Tithi the date is March 4.
  • Holika Dahan – March 1
  • Holi Festival – March 2
  • Tukaram Beej – March 3
  • Rang Panchami – March 6
  • Eknath Sashti – March  7
  • Madhukrishna Trayodasi – March 15
Purnima in Phalgun Mahina
Falgun Pournima or Full moon day is on March 1, 2018. The Purnima begins at 8:57 AM on March 1 and ends at 6:21 AM on March 2, 2018. Purnima Vrat is on March 1. Holika Dahan March 1. Holi play with colors is on March 2.

Amavasi in Falgun Maas
Falgun Amavasya or No moon day is on March 17, 2018 - Time is from 6:18 PM on March 16 to 6:41 PM on March 17, 2018.

Please note that Falgun Maas in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India begins on Feb 1, 2018 and ends on March 1, 2018.

Phalgun Month in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Karnataka is similar to the Marathi Calendar.

Next month is the Chaitra Month in Marathi Calendar and the first day is observed as Gudi Padwa. Shaka Era 1940 begins from this day.