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Gujarati Bhadrapada Maas 2023 – Bhadaro Month in Traditional Hindu Gujarat Calendar in 2023

Bhadrapad Maas is the eleventh month in a traditional Hindu Gujarati calendar followed in Gujarat. Bhadro Month 2023 is from September 16 to October 14. The auspicious days in the month include Ganesh Chaturthi, Rushi and Sam Pancham, Kevda Trij, Anant Chaturdashi and Praushthpadi Purnima. The second fortnight of the Bhadarva month (Krishna Paksha or Waning phase of moon) is dedicated to observing the Shradh and Tarpan rituals for the dead ancestors and relatives.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Bhadro Maas
Parivartini Ekadasi – September 25/26
Indira Ekadasi – October 10

2023 Bhadro Maas Sud Padvo and Vad Padvo – Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Bhadarvo Gujarati calendar 2023 Sud Padvo (Waxing phase of moon) is from September 16 to September 29.
Bhadrapad Maas 2023 Vad Padvo Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from September 30 to October 14. Mahalaya Shradh and Tarpan period.

Purnima in Gujarati Bhadra month
  • Bhadra Purnima (Poonam) or  Full moon day is on September 29, 2023. 
  • The Purnima begins at 4:02 PM on September 28 and ends at 4:02 PM on September 29. 
  • Mahalaya Shradh period begins on the day. 
  • Purnima Shradh is observed on the day.
Amas in Gujarati Bhadro month
  • Bhadra Amas or No moon day is on October 14, 2023.
  • The Amavasi begins at 9:29 PM on October 13 and ends at 10:54 PM on October 14.
  • Mahalaya Shraddha is marked on October 14.
  • This is the Mahalaya Amavasya also known as Sarva Pitru Amavasya.

Pradosh Fasting dedicated to Shiva
Pradosh – September 27
Pradosh – October 12

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Ganesha in Bhadrapad Month is on October 2, 2023 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:43 PM  – Indian Standard Time.

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Gujarati Bhadro Mahina are:
Sam Shravani – September 18
Kevda Trij –  September 18
Ganesh Chaturthi -  September 19
Sam Pancham – September 20
Rushi Pancham –  September 20
Dharo Atham -  September 23
Vaman Jayanti –  September 26
Anant Chaturdashi – September 28
Pitrupaksha Shradh from September 29 to October 14
Mahalaya Shradh - October 15

Please note that Bhadra month 2023 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from September 30 and ends on October 18, 2023.

Bhadrapad Month in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is similar to the Gujarati Calendar.

Next month in Gujarati calendar is the Ashwin or Aso month.