Phalgun Mahina, Falguna Maas, is the 12th month in a traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. Phalgun Mahina in 2016 begins on March 9 and ends on April 7, 2016. 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 27 – Moonrise is at 9:39 PM – Indian standard time.

Phalgun Mahina Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha

Phalgun Mahina Marathi calendar 2016 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from March 9 to March 23.

Falgun Month 2016 Marathi calendar Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from March 24 to April 7.

Phalgun Ekadasi
Amalaki Ekadasi – March 19
Papamochini Ekadasi (Smarta)  – April 3
Papamochini Ekadasi – April 4

Phalgun Pradosh
Pradosh – March 20
Pradosh – April 5 – Bhoum Pradosh

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 26.
  • Holika Dahan – March 23
  • Holi Festival – March 24
  • Tukaram Beej – March 25
  • Rang Panchami – March 28
  • Eknath Sashti – March  26
  • Madhukrishna Trayodasi – April 5

Purnima in Phalgun Mahina

Falgun Pournima or Full moon day is on March 23, 2016. The Purnima begins at 3:13 PM on March 22 and ends at 5:31 PM on March 23, 2016. Purnima Vrat is on March 22.

Amavasi in Falgun Maas

Falgun Amavasya or No moon day is on April 7, 2016 – Time is from 8:36 PM on April 6 to 4:53 PM on April 7, 2016.

Please note that Falgun Maas in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India begins on February 23, 2016 and ends on March 23, 2016.

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 1938 begins from this day.

Phalguna

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For the month in the Bangla Calendar and Nepali calendar, see Falgun.

Phalguna or Phālguna (Nepali: फाल्गुन Phālgun, Tamil: பங்குனி Paṅkuṉi) is a month of the Hindu calendar. In India’s national civil calendar, Phalguna is the twelfth month of the year, and corresponds with February/March in the Gregorian calendar.[1]

In Luni-Solar religious calendars, Phalgun may begin on either the new moon or the full moon around the same time of year, and is usually the eleventh or twelfth month of the year. However, in Gujarat, Kartika is the first month of the year, and so Phalguna follows as the fifth month for Gujaratis.The holidays of Holi (15 Phalguna) and Maha Shivaratri (14 Phalguna) are observed in this month.

In solar religious calendars, Phalguna begins with the Sun‘s entry into Aquarius, and is usually the eleventh month of the year.

In the Vaishnava calendar, Govinda governs this month.

Hindu saint Raghavendra Swami was born on Phalgun Sukla Navami in 1595 AD who advocated Madhvacharya‘s Dvaitaphilosophy.

Festivals[edit]

Most parts of North India see early celebration of the famous Hindu festival Holi in this month. Holi is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna (Phalguna Purnima), which usually falls in the later part of February or March.

The Hindu festival of Shigmo is also celebrated in Goa and Konkan in the month of Phalguna. Celebrations can stretch over a month and may last even after the Hindu Luni-Solar New Year begins. Another popular fair is Phalguna Mela in Khatushyamji in Rasjasthan.

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