Brooklyn Museum - Month of Pausha Page from a Baramasa Series
Pausha (Sanskrit: पौष Pauṣa, Hindi: पूस Pus, Tamil: தை Tai) is a month of the Hindu calendar In the Indian national calendar, Pausha is the tenth month of the year, beginning with the solstice on 22 December and ending on 20 January.
In lunar religious calendars, Pausha begins with the new moon in December/January and is the tenth month of the year. It is a winter month, usually falling in the peak of winter.
In the Tamil solar religious calendar, Tai begins with the Sun's entry into Capricorn, and is the tenth month of the year. The harvest festival of Pongal/Makar Sankranti is celebrated on this month.
In the Vaishnava calendar, Narayana governs this month.
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