Marathi Bhadrapad Mahina in 2016 – Bhadra Month in Hindu Maharashtra Calendar in 2016



Bhadrapad Mahina is the sixth month in a traditional Hindu Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. Bhadra Month 2016 in Marathi calendar is from September 2 to September 30. Ganesh Chaturthi (September 5, 2016), 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 16 to September 30). 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 19, 2016 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:44 PM – Indian Standard Time.

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

Purnima in Marathi Bhadrapad Maas
Bhadrapad Pournima or Full moon day is on September 16, 2016. The Purnima begins at 3:15 AM on September 16 and ends at 12:35 AM on September 17. 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 30, 2016. The Amavasi begins at 03:55 AM on September 30 and ends at 5:41 AM on October 1. This is the Mahalaya Shradh Amavasi.

Bhadrapad Mahina Ekadasi
Parivartini Ekadasi – September 13
Indira Ekadasi – September 26

Bhadra Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – September 14
Pradosh – September 28

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Bhadrapad Mahina are:
Haritalika Tritiya – September 4
Varah Jayanti – September 4
Svarna Gouri Vrat – September 4
Ganesh Chaturthi – September 5
Rishi Panchami – September 6
Jyeshta Gauri Puja – September 9
Vaman Jayanti – September 13
Anant Chaturdasi – September 15
Proshtapadi Pournami – September 16
Pitrupaksha Shradh from September 17 to September 30
Avidhava Navami –  September 24
Mahalaya Shradh -  September 30

Note – Bhadrapad Month in traditional calendar followed in North India begins on August 19 and ends on September 16, 2016.

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.