Marathi Bhadrapad Mahina in 2013 – Bhadra Month in Hindu Maharashtra Calendar in 2013

Bhadrapad Mahina is the sixth month in a traditional Hindu Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. Bhadra Month 2013 in Marathi calendar is from September 6 to October 4. Ganesh Chaturthi (September 9), 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 20 to October 4). 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 22, 2013 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:230 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Bhadrapad Maas Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Bhadrapad Mahina 2013 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from September 6 to September 19.
Bhadrapad Maas 2013 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from September 20, 2013 to  October 4, 2013. This is the Mahalya Shradh period.

Purnima in Marathi Bhadrapad Maas
Bhadrapad Pournima or Full moon day is on September 19, 2013. The Purnima begins at 6:40 PM on September 18 and ends at 04:42 PM on September 19. Mahalya Shradh period begins on the day for those observing Purnima Shradh.

Amavasi in Marathi Bhadrapad Maas
Bhadrapad Amavasya or No moon day is on October 4, 2013. The Amavasi begins at 06:37 AM on October 4 and ends at 6:04 PM on October 5. This is the Mahalaya Shradh Amavasi.

Bhadrapad Mahina Ekadasi
Parivartini Ekadasi – September 15 
Indira Ekadasi – September 30

Bhadra Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – September 17
Pradosh – October 2

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Bhadrapad Mahina are:
Haritalika Tritiya – September 8
Varah Jayanti – September 8
Svarna Gouri Vrat – September 8
Ganesh Chaturthi – September 9
Rishi Panchami – September 10
Jyeshta Gauri Puja – September 12
Vaman Jayanti – September 16
Anant Chaturdasi – September 18
Proshtapadi Pournami – September 19
Pitrupaksha Shradh from September September 20 to October 4
Avidhava Navami – September 28
Mahalaya Shradh - October 4

Note – Bhadrapad Month in traditional calendar followed in North India begins on August 21 and ends on September 19, 2013.

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.