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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, corresponding with December/January[1] in the Gregorian calendar. It begins with the solstice on 22 December and ends 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.

Pausa Bahula Amavasya day is celebrated Theppotsavam (Float festival) at Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamyvari Temple in Simhachalam. The ‘Utsava idols’ are taken in a palanquin to ‘Varaha Pushkarini’.[2]

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

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  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
  2. ^ Teppotsavam. "Festivals". Simhachalam Devasthanam. Retrieved 24 June 2016.