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Marathi Bhadrapada Mahina in 2024 – Bhadra Month in Hindu Maharashtra Calendar in 2024

Bhadrapada Mahina is the sixth month in a traditional Hindu Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. Bhadra Month 2024 in Marathi calendar is from September 4 to October 2. Ganesh Chaturthi (September 7, 2024), 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 18 to October 2). Other important festivals and auspicious days include Hartalika Tritiya, Rishi Panchami, Jyeshta Gauri Puja and Anant Chaturdashi.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Ganesha in Bhadrapad Month is on September 21, 2024 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:59 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Bhadrapad Maas Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha

Bhadrapada Mahina 2024 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from September 4 to September 18.
Bhadrapad Maas 2024 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from September 19 to October 2. This is the Mahalya Shradh period.

Purnima in Marathi Bhadrapad Maas

  • Bhadrapada Purnima or Full moon day is on September 18, 2024. 
  • The Purnima begins at 11:44 AM on September 17 and ends at 8:03 AM on September 18. 
  • Mahalaya Shradh period begins on the day. 
  • Purnima Shradh is observed on the day.
Amavasya in Marathi Bhadrapad Maas
  • Bhadrapada Amavasya or No moon day is on October 2, 2024.
  • The Amavasi begins at 9:38 PM on October 1 and ends at 12:18 AM on October 3.
  • Mahalaya Shraddha is marked on October 2.
  • This is the Mahalaya Amavasya also known as Sarva Pitru Amavasya.
Bhadrapada Mahina Ekadasi
Parivartini Ekadasi – September 14
Indira Ekadasi – September 28

Bhadra Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – September 15
Pradosh – September 30 - Som Pradosh

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Bhadrapada Mahina are:

Hartalika Tritiya – September 6
Varaha Jayanti – September 6
Swarna Gauri Vrat –  September 6
Ganesh Chaturthi –  September 7
Rishi Panchami –  September 8
Balaram Jayanti - September 9
Surya Sashti - September 9
Jyeshta Gauri Avahan - September 10
Jyeshta Gauri Puja - September 11
Jyeshta Gauri Visarjan - September 12
Vaman Jayanti – September 15
Anant Chaturdashi – September 17
Prostapadi Pournami – September 17
Pitru Paksha Shradh from September 18 to October 2
Kalashtami - September 24
Avidhava Navami – September 25
Mahalaya Shraddha - October 2

NoteBhadrapad Month in traditional calendar followed in North India begins on August 20 and ends on September 18, 2024.

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.