Ashwin Month, or Aso Maas, is the 12th and last month in a traditional Gujarati calendar followed in
. Ashwin Mahina 2010 in Gujarati Calendar begins on October 8 and ends on November 6. Ashvin Month is a highly auspicious month the 9-day Navratri festival, Lakshmi Puja and Diwali falls in the month. The Hindu New Year as per traditional Gujarati calendar is on November 6, 2010. Vikram Samvat 2067 begins on the day. Gujarat, India
Other important rituals include Kojagari Purnima, Sharad Poornima, Dasara or Vijaya Dashami etc.
- Aso or Ashvin Shukla Paksha is from October 8 to October 23, 2010.
- Aso or Ashwin Krishna Paksha is from October 24 to November 6, 2010.
Ashvin Poornima (full moon day) is on October 23, 2010. (It must be noted that Purnima begins on October 22 in many regions). Kojagari Purnima and Sharad Poornima are marked on October 22.
Ashwin Amavasi is on November 6. (It is must be noted that the Amavas begins on November 5)
Dates of other important festivals and auspicious days are:
- Navratras Begins – October 8 (Ghat Sthapana)
- Durga Ashtami – October 15
- Mahanavami – October 16
- Vijaya Dashami – October 17
- Dhan Tryodashi – November 3
- Hanuman Puja – November 4
- Kali Chaudash – November 4
- Diwali – November 5
It must be noted that Ashwin Mahina in traditional Hindu calendar followed in
North India begins on September 24 and ends on October 23, 2010.
Ashwin Month in calendars followed in
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is similar to the Gujarati calendar but it is only the seventh month in these calendars in the Hindu year.