Marathi Bhadrapad Mahina in 2014 – Bhadra Month in Hindu Maharashtra Calendar in 2014

Bhadrapad Mahina is the sixth month in a traditional Hindu Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. Bhadra Month 2014 in Marathi calendar is from August 26 to September 24. Ganesh Chaturthi (August 29), the most important festival in a Marathi calendar, is held in this month. The Krishna Paksha period of the month is also highly auspicious and staunch Hindus perform Shradh and Tarpan for dead ancestors, parents and relatives during the Mahalya period (September 9 to September 24). Other important festivals and auspicious days include Hartalika Tritiya, Rishi Panchami, Jyeshta Gauri Puja and Anant Chaturdasi.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Ganesha in Bhadrapad Month is on September 12, 2014 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 9:13 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Bhadrapad Maas Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Bhadrapad Mahina 2014 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from August 26 to September 9.
Bhadrapad Maas 2014 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from September 9, 2014 to September 24, 2014. This is the Mahalya Shradh period.

Purnima in Marathi Bhadrapad Maas
Bhadrapad Pournima or Full moon day is on September 9, 2014. The Purnima begins at 10:48 AM on September 8 and ends at 07:07 AM on September 9. Mahalya Shradh period begins on the day. Both Purnima Shradh and Pratipada Shradh are observed on the day.

Amavasi in Marathi Bhadrapad Maas
Bhadrapad Amavasya or No moon day is on September 24, 2014. The Amavasi begins at 09:44 AM on September 23 and ends at 11:43 AM on September 24. This is the Mahalaya Shradh Amavasi.

Bhadrapad Mahina Ekadasi
Parivartini Ekadasi – September 5
Indira Ekadasi – September 19

Bhadra Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – September 6
Pradosh – September 21

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Bhadrapad Mahina are:
Haritalika Tritiya – August 28
Varah Jayanti – August 28
Svarna Gouri Vrat – August 28
Ganesh Chaturthi – August 29
Rishi Panchami – August 30
Jyeshta Gauri Puja – September 3
Vaman Jayanti – September 6
Anant Chaturdasi – September 8
Proshtapadi Pournami – September 8
Pitrupaksha Shradh from September September 9 to September 24
Avidhava Navami – September 17
Mahalaya Shradh - September 24

Note – Bhadrapad Month in traditional calendar followed in North India begins on August 11 and ends on September 9, 2014.

Bhadra Month in calendars followed in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is similar to the Marathi calendar.

Next month in Marathi calendar is the Ashwin Month.