Marathi Bhadrapad Mahina in 2017 – Bhadra Month in Hindu Maharashtra Calendar in 2017

Bhadrapad Mahina is the sixth month in a traditional Hindu Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. Bhadra Month 2017 in Marathi calendar is from August 22 to September 20. Ganesh Chaturthi (August 25, 2017), 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 6 to September 19). 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 9, 2017 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 9:04 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Bhadrapad Maas Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Bhadrapad Mahina 2017 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from  August 22 to September 6.
Bhadrapad Maas 2017 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from September 7, 2017 to September 20, 2017. This is the Mahalya Shradh period.

Purnima in Marathi Bhadrapad Maas
Bhadrapad Pournima or Full moon day is on September 6, 2017. The Purnima begins at 12:41 PM on September 5 and ends at 12:32 PM on September 6. Mahalya Shradh period begins on the day. Purnima Shradh is observed on the day.

Amavasi in Marathi Bhadrapad Maas
Bhadrapad Amavasya or No moon day is on September 20, 2017. The Amavasi begins at 11:52 AM on September 19 and ends at 10:59 AM on September 20.  Mahalaya Shradh is marked on September 19

Bhadrapad Mahina Ekadasi
Parivartini Ekadasi – September 2
Indira Ekadasi – September 16

Bhadra Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – September 3
Pradosh – September 17

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Bhadrapad Mahina are:
Haritalika Tritiya – August 24
Varah Jayanti – August 24
Svarna Gouri Vrat – August 24
Ganesh Chaturthi – August 25
Rishi Panchami – August 26
Jyeshta Gauri Puja – August 30
Vaman Jayanti – September 2/3
Anant Chaturdasi – September 5
Proshtapadi Pournami – September 5
Pitrupaksha Shradh from September 6 to September 20
Avidhava Navami –  September 14
Mahalaya Shradh -  September 19

Note – Bhadrapad Month in traditional calendar followed in North India begins on August 8 and ends on September 6, 2017.

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.