Ashwin Mahina 2016 - Ashvin Month in Traditional Hindi Calendar in North India in 2016

Ashwin Mahina is the seventh month in a traditional Hindi calendar followed in North India. Ashwin Month 2016 begins on September 17 and ends on October 16. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and Chhattisgarh and other North Indian states. A month in these regions is calculated from the day after Purnima or full moon to the next Purnima. The current year in the Hindi Calendar is Saka 2073.

Navratri and Durga Puja are observed in the month.

Pitru Paksha Shradh fortnight -Tarpan and Shradh for dead parents and relatives during the Mahalaya Krishna Paksha period of Ashwin month (September 16 to September 30).

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturti in Ashwin Month 2016 is on September 19. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 8:24 PM.

Ashwin Month 2016 Krishna and Shukla Paksha
Ashwin Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from September 17 to September 30
Ashwin Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from  October 1 to October 16

Ashwin Mahina Ekadasi Vrat in North India
Indira Ekadasi - September 26
Pashankusha Ekadasi – October 12

Ashwin Mahina Pradosh Vrat in North India
Pradosh –  September 28
Pradosh – October 13

Ashwin Amavasi in Hindi Panchang in North India
Amavasya is on September 30, 2016.
The Amavasi begins at 2:53 AM on September 29 and ends at 3:56 AM on September 30, 2016. Mahalaya Amavasi also known as Sarva Pitru Amavasi.

Ashwin Purnima in Hindi Calendar
Purnima is on October 16, 2016. The Purnima Vrat is marked on October 15. The Purnima begins at 11:54 AM on October 15 and ends at 9:47 AM on October 16. October 15 is observed as Kojagari Purnima and Sharad Purnima. Kartik Snan begins on October 17.

Festivals and auspicious days in Ashwin Month 2016 in North India
Mahalaya Shradh – September 30
Navratri Begins – October 1
Lalita Panchami – October 6
Durga Ashtami Puja – October 9
Navami Puja – October 10
Vijaya Dasami and Dasara – October 11

It must be noted that Ashwin Month in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra begins on October 1, 2016 to October 30, 2016.

Next month in North India Calendar is Kartik Mahina