Falgun month is the last of the Hindu Panchang, followed by the Hindu New Year's beginning. Chaitra is the first month in the twelve months of Hindu Panchang, and Fagun or Falgun or Phalgun is the last. According to the English calendar, the month falls in February or March. This year this month will be from February 28, 2021, to March 28, 2021. Consult our Expert Astrologers on Astroyogi.com.
This time is the time of spring. At this time, various shades of nature are seen; in fact, a different intoxication prevails in the whole environment. Communication of everyone and new life is visible. Winter is going on, and there is a feeling of heat coming, that is, right now it is neither winter or summer especially in northern India. From the point of view of nature, this month is important as it is of religious importance. The Falgun month consists of 2 very popular festivals, celebrated on a large scale across the country. Mahashivratri, the worship festival of Lord Bholenath and Holi, the festival of colors, is celebrated this month. Come, let us know about the importance of this month and the festivals that come in it.
Importance of Fagun Maas
Major festivals like Mahashivratri and Holi are celebrated in Phagun month, due to which the religious and cultural significance of this month is considered very high. Lord Bholenath is worshiped, as he sits as Holika on fire to protect his devotee Prahlad. Apart from this, males and females all over the country celebrate Holi with color on the next day. This festival also shows the importance of our cultural unity by forgetting discrimination. It is believed that the moon originated from Atri and Anusuya on the full moon of the month of Phalgun; hence the worship of Chandrodaya is also done while singing and dancing with the instruments. Since it is the last month of the Hindu year, most religious festivals are held this month. In South India, a temple festival called Uttir is held on the full moon day of the month of Phalgun. Not only this, if Falgun Dwadashi is with Shravan Nakshatra, then there is also a belief of fasting for Lord Vishnu on this day.
Fagun Month Fasts and Festivals
This month, communication of every other enthusiasm in nature is seen, so new energy is also being transmitted among people. With this energy and enthusiasm, people celebrate these major festivals in Phalgun-
Dwijpari Sankashti Chaturthi
This year, Fagun Sankashti Chaturthi is on March 2. Panditji says that this Sankashti is also known as Dwijpari Sankashti. On this day, you can worship Ganesha, the God of wisdom. By which you will receive their grace.
Janaki Jayanti (Sita Ashtami)
Ashtami of the Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Mother Sita. This Ashtami is known as Janaki Jayanti and Sita Ashtami. According to the English calendar, this festival will be celebrated on March 6, 2021.
Phalgun Krishna Paksha Ekadashi is known as Vijaya Ekadashi. Ekadashi fast has its special significance. On this day, Lord Vishnu is worshiped, and fasting is observed. According to the English calendar, the Vijaya Ekadashi festival will be celebrated on March 9, 2021.
This Mahaparava is celebrated to worship Lord Bholenath on the Chaturdashi of the Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month. This time it will be celebrated as Mahashivaratri on March 11. To know in detail about Mahashivaratri, read the blog- Mahashivaratri, the festival of worship of Mahadev, the God of Gods.
Phalguni Amavasya also has great significance from a religious point of view. Amavasya day is considered especially fruitful for charity etc. This day will be celebrated on March 13, 2021, to know in detail about the Amavasya of Falgun month. Read - Phagun Amavasya 2021 - Why this year is special Falguni Amavasya.
Every year on the second date of Shukla Paksha, Phulera Dooj is celebrated in Phalgun month. This time this festival is to be celebrated on March 15. It is considered the most auspicious day in the month of Falgun. Any work can be done on this day. Radhe Shyam is worshiped on Phulera Dooj.
Phalgun Shukla Ekadashi is called Amalaki Ekadashi. Fasting is considered very auspicious. Fasting is done this day, and Lord Vishnu is worshiped to wish happiness, prosperity, and salvation. Awakening at night, fasting is done on Dwadashi. This time this fast will be observed on March 25, 2021.
This festival is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima; on this day, Holika is worshiped, and Holika Dahan is done in the evening time. This time Holika Dahan will be done on March 28. On the next day of Holi Dahan, colored Holi is played. Holi's bonfire is made on Magha Purnima day, and till Phalgun Purnima, decorations and wood are gathered around it, and Holika is made.