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Ashwin Mahina 2020 - Ashwin Month in Traditional Hindu Calendar in North India in 2020

Ashwin Mahina is the seventh month in a traditional Hindi calendar followed in North India. Ashwin Month 2020 begins on September 3 and ends on October 16. There is an Adhik Masa in Ashwin Calendar and this is from September 19 to October 16. 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 2077.

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:॥

Adhik Ashwin Mahina - Extra Ashwin Month in 2020

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Ganesha in Ashwin Month is on October 5 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:37 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Adhik Ashwin Mahina Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha

Ashwin Mahina 2020 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from September 18 to October 1
Ashvina Month 2020 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from October 2 to October 16.

Purnima or full moon in Adhik Ashwin Mahina in 2020

  • Adhik Ashwin Purnima or Full moon day is on October 1. 
  • The Purnima begins at 1:26 AM on October 1 and ends at 3:22 AM on 2.

Amavasya in Adhik Ashwin Maas 2020

  • Adhik Ashwin Amavasya or No moon day is on October 16, 2020.  
  • The Amavasi begins at 4:12 AM on October 16 and ends at 1:51 AM on October 17. 
Adhik Ashwin Mahina Ekadasi
Kamala Ekadasi – September 27
Kamala Ekadasi – October 13

Adhik Ashwin Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – September 29
Pradosh – October 14

Nija or Shudh Ashwin Mahina - Real Ashwin Month in 2020

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 3 to September 17).

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi in Ashwin Month 2020 is on September 5. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 8:14 PM.

Ashwin Month 2020 Krishna and Shukla Paksha
Ashwin Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from September 3 to September 17.
Ashwin Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from October 17 to October 31

Ashwin Mahina Ekadasi Vrat in North India
Indira Ekadasi - September 13
Pashankusha Ekadasi – October 27

Ashwin Mahina Pradosh Vrat in North India
Pradosh –  September 15
Pradosh – October 28

Ashwin Amavasya in Hindi Panchang in North India
Amavasya is on September 17.
The Amavasi begins at 6:57 PM on September 16 and ends at 4:55 PM on Sept 17, 2020.
Mahalaya Amavasya also known as Sarva Pitru Amavasya will be observed on September 17.

Ashwin Purnima in Hindi Calendar
  • Purnima is on October 31, 2020. 
  • The Purnima Vrat is marked on October 30.
  • The Purnima begins at 5:23 PM on October 30 and ends at 7:31 PM on October 31. 
  • October 30 is observed as Kojagiri Purnima and Sharad Purnima. 
  • Kartik Snan begins on October 31.
Festivals and auspicious days in Ashwin Month 2020 in North India
Mahalaya Shradh – September 17
Navratri Begins – October 17
Lalita Panchami – October 20
Durga Ashtami Puja – October 24
Mahanavami Vrat - Oct 24
Navami Puja – October 24
Vijaya Dashami and Dasara – October 25
Sharad Purnima - October 30

It must be noted that Ashwin Month in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Maharashtra begins on October 17 to November 15.

Next month in North India Calendar is Kartik Mahina

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