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In "Bhagavad Gita", Bhagwan says "I am Margashirsha amongst the months". But majority of the Hindu festivals and Muhurtas fall not in "Margashirsha" month.
In fact, as this Q discusses, "Kartik" month is very auspicious.
Then why Bhagwan says so?

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Some commentators who have elaborated that line say it is because grains are harvested in that month and materially people become happy.

See here

This line seems talking neither in spiritual terms nor in terms of auspiciousness for marriages etc. This seems appropriate understanding since immediately Krishna says something on similar lines 'I am Spring amongst seasons'

Some commentaries give further insights into that line. See here

It suggests two reasons.

मासानां मार्गशीर्षोऽहम् -- जिस अन्नसे सम्पूर्ण प्रजा जीवित रहती है? उस (वर्षासे होनेवाले) अन्नकी उत्पत्ति मार्गशीर्ष महीनेमें होती है। इस महीनेमें नये अन्नसे यज्ञ भी किया जाता है। महाभारतकालमें नया वर्ष मार्गशीर्षसे ही आरम्भ होता था। इन विशेषताओंके कारण भगवान्ने मार्गशीर्षको अपनी विभूति बताया है

In this Month, 1.new grains are harvested by which all living beings sustain. Also, the grains would be used in yajnas performed. 2. During the times of Mahabharat, new year starts with margasirsha month . That's why Krishna counted this month among his opulences.

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  • Although I fully respect the commentator in the above link, I am not convinced by the logic in that link. Because, everywhere else in "Geeta", the Bhagwan is talking spiritual and/or "nishkaam karma". Then how come is he saying about just "good harest" logic ?? Doesn't fit in. Any other references from other distinguished commentators?
    – Vineet
    Commented Nov 9, 2018 at 10:03
  • @Vineet I updated answer. Next line also has nothing spiritual. I am Spring amongst seasons. That link has multiple commentaries. Sridhara Swami also says so. I have one more English commentary book of Baladeva Vidysbhusana which is not online he says similar thing.
    – user16618
    Commented Nov 9, 2018 at 10:08
  • can you pl post url or scanned image for "Baladeva Vidysbhusana's" commentary if possible? Thanks.
    – Vineet
    Commented Nov 9, 2018 at 10:12
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    In "Geeta Rahasya", Lokamanya Tilak mentions that "earlier Margashirsha used to be the first month" and reference given is "Mahabharat - Anushasana Parva 106, 109; Valmiki Ramayana - 3.16; Bagwat Mahapuran - 11.16.27. Further he says that this is explained in his book "Orion". IMHO this logic makes sense than "harvest logic".
    – Vineet
    Commented Nov 9, 2018 at 10:20
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    @Vineet gitasupersite.iitk.ac.in/…. This commentary suggests both reasons. मासानां मार्गशीर्षोऽहम् -- जिस अन्नसे सम्पूर्ण प्रजा जीवित रहती है? उस (वर्षासे होनेवाले) अन्नकी उत्पत्ति मार्गशीर्ष महीनेमें होती है। इस महीनेमें नये अन्नसे यज्ञ भी किया जाता है। महाभारतकालमें नया वर्ष मार्गशीर्षसे ही आरम्भ होता था। इन विशेषताओंके कारण भगवान्ने मार्गशीर्षको अपनी विभूति बताया है
    – user16618
    Commented Nov 9, 2018 at 12:05

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