In the Hindu lunar calendar, the month of Bhadrapada, also known as Bhado, is of great significance. This holy season, which falls in the sixth month of the Hindu calendar, is when Lord Ganesha and Lord Krishna are revered. Let’s examine the beginning of this month and the major holidays taking place at this time.
Following Shravana, the month of Bhadrapada is especially revered for worshipping Lord Ganesha and Lord Krishna. Bhadrapada will begin in 2023 on September 1st, which is a Friday. Popular fasting holidays and festivals like Krishna Janmashtami, Hartalika Teej, Ganesh Chaturthi, Radha Ashtami, Anant Chaturdashi, and Bhadrapada Amavasya are celebrated this month. Let’s examine the main celebrations and observances of this month:
Fasts and Festivals in September:
- September 2, 2023: Kajari Teej
- September 3, 2023: Sankashti Chaturthi
- September 7, 2023: Krishna Janmashtami
- September 10, 2023: Aja Ekadashi
- September 12, 2023: Pradosha Vrat
- September 13, 2023: Masik Shivaratri
- September 14, 2023: Bhadrapada Amavasya
- September 18, 2023: Hartalika Teej
- September 19, 2023: Ganesh Chaturthi
- September 25, 2023: Parivartini Ekadashi
- September 27, 2023: Pradosha Vrat
- September 28, 2023: Anant Chaturdashi
- September 29, 2023: Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat
The lunar month of Shravana comes to an end on August 31, 2023, a Thursday, while the month of Bhadrapada begins on September 1, 2023, a Friday. Numerous significant holidays are observed this month.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2023:
The Ganesh Utsav will begin in 2023 on Chaturthi Tithi, which is the fourth day of the lunar month, during the waxing phase of the moon. Households erect Ganesha idols and engage in elaborate rituals and worship over the ten-day Ganesh Utsav holiday.
Pitru Paksha 2023:
On September 29, 2023, Pitru Paksha, often known as the fortnight dedicated to ancestors, will start. During this time, one makes dedications and offers prayers to their ancestors. According to the myth, around this time, ancestors come to earth to bless their offspring, making rites like Pind Daan extremely fortunate.