Bhadrapad Mahina is the sixth month in a traditional Hindu Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. Bhadra Month 2015 in Marathi calendar is from September 14 to October 12. Ganesh Chaturthi (September 17, 2015), the most important festival in a Marathi calendar, is held in this month. The Krishna Paksha period of the month is also highly auspicious and staunch Hindus perform Shradh and Tarpan for dead ancestors, parents and relatives during the Mahalya period (September 28 to October 12). Other important festivals and auspicious days include Hartalika Tritiya, Rishi Panchami, Jyeshta Gauri Puja and Anant Chaturdasi.
Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Ganesha in Bhadrapad Month is on October 1, 2015 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 9:13 PM – Indian Standard Time.
Bhadrapad Maas Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Bhadrapad Mahina 2015 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from September 14 to September 28.
Bhadrapad Maas 2015 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from September 28, 2015 to October 12, 2015. This is the Mahalya Shradh period.
Purnima in Marathi Bhadrapad Maas
Bhadrapad Pournima or Full moon day is on September 28, 2015. The Purnima begins at 12:06 PM on September 27 and ends at 08:20 AM on September 28. Mahalya Shradh period begins on the day. Both Purnima Shradh and Pratipada Shradh are observed on the day.
Amavasi in Marathi Bhadrapad Maas
Bhadrapad Amavasya or No moon day is on October 12, 2015. The Amavasi begins at 02:58 AM on October 12 and ends at 5:35 AM on October 13. This is the Mahalaya Shradh Amavasi.
Bhadrapad Mahina Ekadasi
Parivartini Ekadasi – September 24
Indira Ekadasi – October 8
Bhadra Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – September 25
Pradosh – October 10
The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Bhadrapad Mahina are:
Haritalika Tritiya – September 16
Varah Jayanti – September 16
Svarna Gouri Vrat – September 16
Ganesh Chaturthi – September 17
Rishi Panchami – September 18
Jyeshta Gauri Puja – September 20
Vaman Jayanti – September 25
Anant Chaturdasi – September 27
Proshtapadi Pournami – September 27
Pitrupaksha Shradh from September 28 to October 12
Avidhava Navami – October 6 Mahalaya Shradh - October 12
Note – Bhadrapad Month in traditional calendar followed inNorth India begins on August 30 and ends on September 28, 2015.
Bhadra Month in calendars followed in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is similar to the Marathi calendar.
Next month in Marathi calendar is the Ashwin Month.