Ashadam or Ashada Masam (June - July) is the fourth month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. In 2011, the beginning date of Ashadam is July 2 and Ashada Masam ends on July 30. The month is considered inauspicious by some Telugu and Kannada speaking people. There is a popular belief is that the wife should not stay with the husband in the Ashada Masam.
The tag of inauspiciousness attached to Ashadam is primarily due the fact that the Dakshinayana Punnjaykalam (night time of Devas) begin in this month. Some people consider it inauspicious to conduct rituals and other ceremonies during the period.
There is also a popular belief is that the wife should not stay with the husband in the Ashada Masam. This is because if the wife becomes pregnant in Ashada, she will give birth in March – April (Chaitra). This is the hottest period in
and it is not suitable for the health of the mother and child. India
Ashada Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from July 1 to July 15.
Ashada Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from July 16 to July 30.
You can find more details about Ashada Masam and other popular beliefs in this article – Importance of Ashada Masam.
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