Bhadrapada Masa 2013 – Telugu Bhadrapad Month in Andhra Pradesh in 2013

Bhadrapada Masa is the sixth month in a traditional Hindu Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh. Telugu Bhadrapad Masam 2013 is from September 6 to October 4.  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 20 to October 4).

Telugu Bhadrapada Masa Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Bhadrapada Masa Telugu calendar 2013 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from September 6 to September 19.
Telugu Bhadrapad Masam 2013 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from September 20, 2013 to  October 4, 2013.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Bhadrapada Masam are:
Parivartini Ekadasi – September 15
Indira Ekadasi – September 30

Pradosh Fasting Dates in Bhadrapada Masam are:
Pradosh – September 17
Pradosh – October 2

Sankashtahara Chathurthi Vrata dedicated to Ganesha is on September 22. Chandrodaya or moonrise as per Kannada Panchangam is at 7:55 PM.

Purnima in Telugu Bhadrapada Masam
Bhadrapada Purnima or Full moon day is on September 19, 2013. The Purnima Vrat is marked on September 18. The Purnima begins at 6:11 PM on September 18 and ends at 4:44 PM on September 19. Mahalya Shradh period begins on the day. The day is also observed as Proshtapadi Shraddha.

Amavasi in Telugu Bhadrapada Masam
Bhadrapad Amavasya or No moon day 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.  This is the Mahalaya Amavasi also known as Sarva Pitru Amavasi.

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Telugu Bhadrapad Masam are:
Balram Jayanti – September 7
Dhanvantri Jayanti – September 7
Swarna Gouri Vratam – September 8
Ganesh Chaturthi – September 9
Rishi Panchami – September 20
Jyeshta Devi Puja – September 12
Vaman Jayanti – September 16
Ananta Chaturdasi – September 18
Avidhava Navami – September 28
Mahalaya Shradh - October 4

Please note that Bhadrapad month 2013 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from August 21 to September 19.

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

Next month in Telugu calendar is the Ashvina Masa.