Magh (Bengali calendar)

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Magh (Bengali: মাঘ) is the tenth month in the Bengali calendar.[1] This is the last month of the winter season.[2] This month is named after the star Magha (মঘা Môgha).[1]

Festivals[edit]

  • Maghi Purnima, a Buddhist festival on the full moon night of this month[3]
  • Suryavrata, a vrata observed by Hindu women usually who are unmarried, on the first day of this month[4]
  • Saraswati puja, Hindu festival in honor of goddess Saraswati observed on the fifth lunar day in this month, popular in Bangladesh, and Assam and West Bengal states of India.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bangabda - Banglapedia". en.banglapedia.org. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Country experiencing warmer winters for 5yr". The Daily Star. 2016-01-17. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  3. ^ "50 lakhs take holy dip on Maghi Purnima in Sangam - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Radha Raman Utshab held in Sylhet". archive.thedailystar.net. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  5. ^ "Saraswati Puja today". The Daily Star. 2017-02-01. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  6. ^ Trade, TI. "The Assam Tribune Online". www.assamtribune.com. Retrieved 2017-04-19.