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Ashwin Mahina 2023 - Ashwin Month in Traditional Hindu Calendar in North India in 2023

Ashwin Mahina is the seventh month in a traditional Hindi calendar followed in North India. Ashwin Month 2023 begins on September 30 and ends on October 28. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and Chhattisgarh and other North Indian states. A month in these regions is calculated from the day after Purnima or full moon to the next Purnima. The current year in the Hindi Calendar is Saka 2080.

Importance Of Ashwin Month In Hinduism

Ashwin Month is dedicated to the worship of Ganesha in Hinduism. 

Mantra Chanted in the month - ॐ श्रीं गं सौभाग्य गणपतये,वर्वर्द सर्वजन्म में वषमान्य नम:॥

Navratri and Durga Puja are observed in the month.

Pitru Paksha Shradh fortnight -Tarpan and Shraddha for dead parents and relatives during the Mahalaya Krishna Paksha period of Ashwin month (September 30 to October 14).

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi in Ashwin Month 2023 is on October 2. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 7:48 PM.

Ashwin Month 2023 Krishna and Shukla Paksha
Ashwin Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from September 30 to October 14.
Ashwin Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from October 15 to October 28.

Ashwin Mahina Ekadasi Vrat in North India
Indira Ekadasi - October 10
Pashankusha Ekadasi – October 25

Ashwin Mahina Pradosh Vrat in North India
Pradosh –  October 12
Pradosh –  October 26

Ashwin Amavasya in Hindi Panchang in North India
Amavasya is on October 14.
The Amavasi begins at 9:29 PM on October 13 and ends at 10:54 PM on October 14, 2023.
Mahalaya Amavasya also known as Sarva Pitru Amavasya will be observed on October 14.

Ashwin Purnima in Hindi Calendar
  • Purnima is on October 28, 2023. 
  • The Purnima Vrat is marked on October 28.
  • The Purnima begins at 3:47 AM on October 28 and ends at 2:01 AM on October 29. 
  • October 28 is observed as Kojagiri Purnima and Sharad Purnima. 
  • Kartik Snan begins on October 28.
  • Chandra Grahan on October 29 from 1:05 AM to 2:23 AM
Festivals and auspicious days in Ashwin Month 2023 in North India
16-day Mahalakshmi Vrat ends - October 6
Jivitputrika Vrat - October 6
Matru Navami - October 7
Mahalaya Shraddha – October 14
Navratri Begins – October 15
Lalita Panchami – October 19
Vilva Amantran - October 20
Saraswati Avahan - Mahanisha Puja- Annapurna Parikrama - Oct 21
Durga Ashtami Puja – October 22
Saraswati Puja - Oct 22
Mahanavami Vrat -  Durga Navami - Oct 23
Navami Puja – October 23
Vijaya Dashami and Dasara – October 24
Shastra Puja - Durga Devi Visarjan - Navratri Vrat Paran - Oct 24
Sharad Purnima - October 28
Valmiki Jayanti - October 28

It must be noted that Ashwin Month in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Maharashtra begins on October 15 to November 13.

Next month in North India Calendar is Kartik Mahina