Significance, Festivals and Fasting of Magh Month

Significance, Festivals and  Fasting of Magh Month

Important information

  • Hindu Month Magha
  • Magh Month Start : Sunday, 08 January 2023
  • Magh Month End : Sunday, 05 February 2023

Magh is the name of a month in Hinduism, which is called Magh month in the lunar Hindu calendar. According to the Hindu religion Vikram Sawant, there are 11 months. The months of January and February are in the Gregorian calendar.

Magh month is starting from 08th January 2023 and ending on 05th February 2023. According to the Hindu calendar, each month has its own importance, thus the month of Magh is also important. It is important to take a bath in the Ganges in the month of Magh. It is believed that by doing charity, bathing and fasting in the month of Magh one gets freedom from all sins. The person who bathes in the holy Ganges river in the month of Magh and offers arghya to the Sun, gets freedom from all sins and gets all the happiness by the grace of Lord Vishnu.

The month of Magh is the eleventh month in Vikram Samvat. The names of the Hindu months are based on the constellations. In Hinduism, the changing of the month depends on the lunar cycle, the constellation on which the moon is located, that month is named on the basis of that constellation. On the full moon of Magh month, the Moon resides in Magh and Ashlesha constellations, hence this month is called Magh month. The full moon of Magh month occurs around a group of stars named "Magh". Sun enters Capricorn in the month of Magh.

Magh Month Significance

According to mythological texts, Gautam Rishi had cursed Indredev in the month of Magh, then Indradev had bathed in the Ganges in the month of Magh, as a result of which Indradev got freedom from the curse. In this month, bathing on full moon and new moon days is considered holy.

Festivals and fasts of Magh Month

  • Makar Sankranti - Saturday, 14 January 2023
  • Ganga Sagar Snan - Saturday, 14 January 2023
  • Sakat Chauth , Sankashti Chaturthi - Tuesday, 10 January 2023
  • Swami Vivekananda Jayanti - Thursday, 12 January 2023
  • Kalashtami - Saturday, 14 January 2023
  • Republic Day - Thursday, 26 January 2023
  • Shattila Ekadashi - Wednesday, 18 January 2023
  • Pradosh Vrat , Masik Shivaratri - Saturday, 18 January 2023
  • Amavasya , Bhaumvati Amavasya , Mauni Amavasya - Saturday, 21 January 2023
  • Chandra Darshan , Shishir Ritu , Magha Gupt Navratri - Sunday, 22 February 2023
  • Basant Panchami - Thursday, 26 January 2023
  • Rath Saptami  - Saturday, 28  January 2023
  • Bheshma Ashtami - Saturday, 28  January 2023
  • Rohini Vrat - Tuesday, 31 January 2023
  • Jaya Ekadashi - Wednesday, 01 February 2023
  • Guru Ravidas Jayanti , Purnima Vrat , Magha Snan End , Purnima , Sri Satyanarayan Puja , Magha Purnima , Shri Satyanarayan Vrat - Sunday, 05  February 2023






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