Bhadrapad, or Bhadra, is the sixth month a Hindu Lunar Calendar. The month is also referred as Bhaado, Bhadra and Bhadrapada. In 2013, Bhadrapad month begins on August 21 and ends on September 19 in North India. In calendars followed in Maharashtra,
Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Bhadrapada begins on September 6 and ends on October 4.
Bhadra Month in Bengali Calendars begins on August 19 and ends on September 18.
Sri Krishna Jayanti or Sri Krishna Janmashtami is an important festival in the Bhadrapada month in North Indian Hindu Calendar. Ganesh Chaturthi, Goga Navami, Varaha Jayanti, Rishi Panchami and Ananat Chaturdashi are the other important festivals in the month.
Ganesh Chaturthi is observed in the month - September 9, 2013.
The Mahalaya Shradhh Pitru Paksha begins on September 19, 2013.
Bhadrapad is also the second month in the Chatur Mas, four holy months in Hindu calendar.