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is the 9th month of both the Bangla calendar and the Nepali Calendar
The Nepali Calendar is a traditional solar calendar used in Nepal for both civil and religious purposes. The year begins in the month Baishakh; usually around 14 April....
. It overlaps December and January of the Gregorian calendar. It is the first month of the winter season.
During Poush crops are harvested and farmers often have ample food and income. Poush is therefore thought of as a good month. However, there is a Bengali saying, "For some it is the month of Poush
, for others it is ruin."
In his novel Ganadevata
, the noted Bengali writer Tarashankar Bandopadhyay
Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay was one of the leading Bengali novelists. He wrote 65 novels, 53 story-books, 12 plays, 4 essay-books, 4 autobiographies and 2 travel stories...
quotes a rural rhyme
- Poush-Poush, golden Poush,
- Come Poush but don't go away, don't ever leave,
- Don't leave Poush, don't,
- The husband and son will eat a full bowl of rice.