Bhadrapada Masa 2016 – Telugu Bhadrapad Month in Andhra Pradesh in 2016



Bhadrapada Masa is the sixth month in a traditional Hindu Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh. Telugu Bhadrapad Masam 2016 is from September 2 to September 30.  Some of the auspicious days in the month include Vinayaka Chavithi or Ganesh Chaturthi, Swarna Gouri Vratam, Rishi Panchami, Jyeshta Devi Puja, Ananta Chaturdashi and Proshtapadi Shraddha.

Some Hindu communities perform Tarpan and Shradh for dead parents and relatives during the Mahalaya Krishna Paksha period of Bhadrapada month (September 16 to September 30).

Telugu Bhadrapada Masa Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Bhadrapada Masa Telugu calendar 2016 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from September 2 to September 16.
Telugu Bhadrapad Masam 2016 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from September 17, 2016 to September 30, 2016. This is the Mahalya Shradh period.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Bhadrapada Masa are:
Parivartini Ekadasi – September 13
Indira Ekadasi – September 26

Pradosh Fasting Dates in Bhadrapada Masa are:
Pradosh – September 14
Pradosh – September 28

Sankashtahara Chathurthi Vrata dedicated to Ganesha is on September 19, 2016 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:12 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Purnima in Telugu Bhadrapada Masa
Bhadrapada Purnima or Full moon day is on September 16, 2016. The Purnima begins at 2:04 AM on September 16 and ends at 12:30 AM on September 17. Mahalya Shradh period begins on the day. Purnima Shradh is observed on the day. The day is also observed as Proshtapadi Shraddha.

Amavasi in Telugu Bhadrapada Masa
Bhadrapad Amavasya or No moon day is on September 30, 2016. The Amavasi begins at 02:53 AM on September 30 and ends at 3:56 AM on October 1. This is the Mahalaya Amavasi also known as Sarva Pitru Amavasi.

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Telugu Bhadrapad Masa are:
Balram Jayanti – September 3
Dhanvantri Jayanti –  September 3
Swarna Gouri Vratam –  September 4
Ganesh Chaturthi –  September 5
Rishi Panchami –  September 6
Jyeshta Devi Puja – September 9
Vaman Jayanti – September 13
Ananta Chaturdasi – September 15
Mahabharani Shradh - September 20
Avidhava Navami – September 24
Mahalaya Shradh - September 30

Please note that Bhadrapad month 2016 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from August 19 and ends on September 16, 2016.

Bhadrapada Masa in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka is similar to the Telugu Calendar.

Next month in Telugu calendar is the Ashvina Masa.