Magha (month)

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Maagha (Hindi: माघ maagh) is a month of the Hindu calendar. In India's national civil calendar, Maagh is the eleventh month of the year, and in the Gregorian calendar it corresponds with January/February.[1]

In lunar calendars, Maagh may begin on either the new moon or the full moon around the same time of year, and is usually the eleventh month of the year. It is named thus because in this month, the full moon is usually found nearby or within the star cluster called "Magha".

In solar calendars, Maagh begins with the Sun's entry into Aquarius, and is usually the eleventh month of the year. This month is called "maasi" in Tamil.

In the Vaishnava calendar, Madhava governs this month.

Shukla Paksha Krishna Paksha
1. Prathama 1. Prathama
2. Dwitiya 2. Dwitiya
3. Tritiya 3. Tritiya
4. Chaturthi 4. Chaturthi
5. Panchami 5. Panchami
6. Shashti 6. Shashti
7. Saptami 7. Saptami
8. Ashtami 8. Ashtami
9. Navami 9. Navami
10.Dashami 10.Dashami
11.Ekadashi 11.Ekadashi
12.Dwadashi 12.Dwadashi
13.Thrayodashi 13.Thrayodashi
14.Chaturdashi 14.Chaturdashi
15.Purnima 15. Amavasya

Festivals[edit]

  • Maha Shivaratri is the most important festival celebrated in the month of Magha.
  • Shukla Panchami: Vasant Panchami
  • Shukla Saptami: Ratha Saptami
  • Maagh Mela is an important festival celebrated most of North India.
  • The world famous "Maha Maham" festival which is held every 12 years during full moon day of this month of "maasi".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Helene. (Ed.) (2005) Holidays, festivals, and celebrations of the world dictionary Third edition. Electronic edition. Detroit: Omnigraphics, p. xxix. ISBN 0-7808-0982-3

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