Significance of Maargasira Maasa

In USA Maargasira Maasa starts from November 24th – December 22nd 2022.

In India Maargasira Maasa starts from November 24th – December 23rd 2022.

Excerpts from : Composed & Published by bhargavasarma (Nirikhi Krishna Bhagavan) @ Hari Sarvottama – Vaayu
Jeevottama – for novice understanding @

All credit to bhargavasarma.

The month in which Moon is at or nearer to Mrigasira nakshathra on the full moon day that month is denoted as Margasira Masa
which is also known as MaArgaSeersha Maasa.

During the month Sun transiting in Scorpio sign (Vrischika raasi) will be entering into DhaNus raasi when it is known as Dhanurmasa the Solar month.

MargaseErsha also called AgraHayana is the 9th month in a Hindu lunar calendar starting from Chaitra masam. The word
AgraHayana means the month of equinox. In olden times the year used to begin with Margasira Maasa.

Margasira maasa marks the beginning of a new season called Hemantha Ruthu that generally occurs during the calendar
months of November and December.

Margasira masa is highly meritorious month for worshiping Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi Devi and Sun God (Surya Naarayana)
apart from Lord Hanuman and Lord Subramanya. Several religious events occur during the month of Margasira.

Dedicated to Lord Subramanya, sixth day of Margasira masam (sukla Shashti) is known as Skhanda Shashti or Subramanya Shashti or Champa Shashti.

Margasira sukla Ekadasi is known as Mokshada Ekadasi the most auspicious day to worship Lord Vishnu. This day is also revered as Geeta Jayanthi, the day Lord Sri Krishna counselled Arjuna withis famous preaching known as Bhagawadgita. It is befitting to
read at least one chapter of Bhagawadgita on this sacred day duly understanding its meaning; If this day of Sukla Ekaadasi is also associated/coincide with Dhanurmasa then it known as Vaikunta Ekadasi or Mukkoti Ekadasi. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, sukla Trayodasi in Margasira masa is observed as Hanumad Vrata. On this day Lord Hanuman is exclusively worshiped by one and all for good health, peace and prosperity.
Lord Vedavyasa had narrated the significance of this Vratha to Dharmaraja and it was performed by Draupadi Devi. Significant feature in this vratha is worshipping Lord Hanuman with a yellow coloured thread having 13 knots known as Thora and is worn after pooja.

Full Moon day in Margasira masam is celebrated as Dattaatreya Jayanthi, the day Lord Dattaatreya an incarnation of Lord Vishnu
was born.
मासानाां मार्शग ीर्षोहम ्- MaAsaAnaAm MaArgaseErsho~ham…
In Bhagawadgita, Vibhuthi Yoga (sloka # 35), Lord Sri Krishna says that, amongst the months He is Margaseersha Masam. Literally Seersha means Head and Margasira is a Superior month which has special Vibhuti of Lord Sri Krishna; These words of Lord Sri Krishna testify the significance given to Margasira masam in the Hindu spiritual calendar.
RaAmo ViraAmo Virajo #MaArgo Neyo Nayo-anayaH
VeErah ShaktimataAm ShressHtah Dharmo DharMaviduttamah;

MaArgaH is one of the several thousand names of Lord Vishnu that we come across in Sri Vishnu Sahasranaama Stothram (sloka MaArga means path. RaAMA (Lord Vishnu) is the ONE who creates the path to the devotees to reach the zones of liberation
and immortality.

Lord Vishnu who is the MaArgah paves the way for all spiritual aspirations and realizations. If one follows this path or direction
created by God-Hari Sarvottama, it leads to liberation and ultimate realization.
Lord Vishnu in the name KESAVA is the presiding Deity (Masa Niyamaka) who governs Margasira maAsa.
AakaAsaat Patitam Thoyam Yathaa Gachchati Saagaram
Sarva Deva Namaskaaram Kesavam Pratigatchchati;

Details about all other Masa and significance can be found out in this document shared by bhargavasarma.

I will try and post as many lyrics and record videos on Lord Narayana, Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Hanuman, Subramanya and Sun.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by shanthisethuraman on November 25, 2022 at 4:14 am

    Thank you so much for sharing the PDF of Marrgasira Maza’s detailed information. I will go through it and let you know .


  2. Respected Madam,
    Great resource as usual from your blog.
    Best regards🙏


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