Ashwin Mahina 2013 - Ashvin Month in Traditional Hindi Calendar in North India in 2013

Ashwin Mahina is the seventh month in a traditional Hindi calendar followed in North India. Ashwin Month 2013 begins on September 20 and ends on October 18. 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 2070.

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 20 to October 4).

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturti in Ashwin Month 2013 is on September 22. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 7:55 PM.

Ashwin Month 2013 Krishna and Shukla Paksha
Ashwin Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from September 20 to October 4 
Ashwin Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from  October 5 to October 18

Ashwin Mahina Ekadasi Vrat in North India
Indira Ekadasi - September 30
Pashankusha Ekadasi – October 15

Ashwin Mahina Pradosh Vrat in North India
Pradosh –  October 2 
Pradosh – October 16

Ashwin Amavasi in Hindi Panchang in North India
Amavasya is on October 4, 2013.
The Amavasi begins on  October 4, 2013 at 6:04 AM and ends at 5:58 AM on October 5, 2013. Mahalaya Amavasi also known as Sarva Pitru Amavasi.

Ashwin Purnima in Hindi Calendar
Purnima is on October 18, 2013. The Purnima Vrat is marked on October 18. The Purnima begins at 5:04 AM on October 18 and ends at 4:28 AM on October 19. October 18 is observed as Kojagari Purnima and Sharad Purnima. Kartik Snan begins on October 18.

Festivals and auspicious days in Ashwin Month 2013 in North India
Mahalaya Shradh – October 4
Navratri Begins – October 5
Lalita Panchami – October 9
Durga Ashtami Puja – October 12
Navami Puja – October 13
Vijaya Dasami and Dasara – October 13

It must be noted that Ashwin Month in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra begins on October 5, 2013 to November 3, 2013.

Next month in North India Calendar is Kartik Mahina