Maagha ( Hindi: माघ maagh) is a month of the Hindu calendar. In India's national civil calendar, Maagh is the eleventh month of the year, and in the Gregorian calendar it corresponds with January/February.
In lunar calendars, Maagh may begin on either the new moon or the full moon around the same time of year, and is usually the eleventh month of the year. It is named thus because in this month, the full moon is usually found nearby or within the star cluster called "Magha".
In solar calendars, Maagh begins with the Sun's entry into Capricorn, and is usually the tenth month of the year. This month is called "maasi" in Tamil.
In the Vaishnava calendar, Madhava governs this month.
Magha (māgha, माघ or maghā, मघा) may refer to:
- Magha (month) (māgha, माघ), a month in the Hindu calendar
- Magh (Bengali calendar), the same month in the Bengali calendar
- Magha (poet) (māgha, माघ), an 8th-century Sanskrit poet, who wrote Shishupala-vadha
- Magha (nakshatra) (maghā, मघा), a nakshatra (star or division of the sky) in Indian astronomy or astrology
- Magha Puja (Māgha Pūjā), the Thai Buddhist festival
- Kalinga Magha a king of Sri Lanka
Magha (c. 7th century) was a Sanskrit poet at King Varmalata's court at Shrimala, the-then capital of Gujarat (presently in Rajasthan state). Magha was born in a Shrimali Brahmin family. He was son of Dattaka Sarvacharya and grandson of Suprabhadeva. His epic poem (mahākāvya) Shishupala Vadha, in 20 sargas (cantos), is based on the Mahabharata episode where the defiant king Shishupala is beheaded by Krishna's chakra (disc). He is thought to have been inspired by, and is often compared with, Bharavi.