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Marathi Bhadrapada Mahina in 2023 – Bhadra Month in Hindu Maharashtra Calendar in 2023

Bhadrapada Mahina is the sixth month in a traditional Hindu Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. Bhadra Month 2023 in Marathi calendar is from September 16 to October 14. Ganesh Chaturthi (September 19, 2023), 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 29 to October 14). 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 October 2, 2023 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:43 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Bhadrapad Maas Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha

Bhadrapada Mahina 2023 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from September 16 to September 29.
Bhadrapad Maas 2023 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from September 30 to October 14. This is the Mahalya Shradh period.

Purnima in Marathi Bhadrapad Maas

  • Bhadrapada Purnima 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.
Amavasya in Marathi Bhadrapad Maas
  • Bhadrapada Amavasya 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.
Bhadrapada Mahina Ekadasi
Parivartini Ekadasi – September 25/26
Indira Ekadasi – October 10

Bhadra Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – September 27
Pradosh – October 12

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

Hartalika Tritiya – September 18
Varaha Jayanti – September 18
Swarna Gauri Vrat –  September 18
Ganesh Chaturthi –  September 19
Rishi Panchami –  September 20
Vaman Jayanti – September 26
Anant Chaturdashi – September 28
Prostapadi Pournami – September 29
Pitru Paksha Shradh from September 29 to October 15
Kalashtami - October 6
Avidhava Navami – October 7
Mahalaya Shraddha - October 14

NoteBhadrapad Month in traditional calendar followed in North India begins on September 30 and ends on October 18, 2023.

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.