Hindu Festivals in Bhadrapada / Bhado 2018, One of the Auspicious Month for Devotion falls in August September 2018
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Hindu Festivals in Bhadrapada / Bhado 2018, One of the Auspicious Month for Devotion


The Bhado Mahina, popularly known as the Bhadrapada month mainly devoted to Lord Vishnu is the sixth month in the Hindu Lunar calendar, after Lord ShivaShravan Mahina‘.  Bhadrapada maas is calculated from the first Purnima or full moon to the next Purnima. Devotees enjoy this month as lots of Hindu Festivals in Bhadrapada month to celebrate. This month is considered as one of the four auspicious months of the Hindu calendar.

हिंदू पंचांग का छठवां माह भाद्रपद (भादौ) कहलाता है। हिन्दू पंचाग का भाद्रपद महीना भादौ, भादवा या भाद्र के नाम से भी जाना जाता है that corresponds to August/September in the Gregorian calendar. In India’s national civil calendar (Shaka calendar), Bhadrapada is the sixth month of the year, beginning on 27 August and ending on 25 September.


इस महीने में आकाश में पूर्वा या उत्तरा भाद्रपद नक्षत्र के योग बनने से इस माह का नाम भाद्रपद है। यह चातुर्मास के चार पवित्र महीनों का दूसरा महीना भी है। इस माह में स्नान, दान तथा व्रत करने से जन्म-जन्मान्तर के पाप नाश हो जाते हैं। ये माह खास इसलिए भी माना जाता है क्योंकि इस माह में विभिन्न व्रत और त्योहार पड़ते हैं and it is said that it is also the ideal time for someone to go on a pilgrimage.

Bhadrapada month means lots of festivals, celebrations and mainly devoted to Lord Vishnu. In 2018, Bhaado month is starting from August 27 after the Raksha Bandhan festival (Shravan Month Poornima). Hindu festivals are also known as Hindu Vrat and Tyohar which have specific mean and values in life. Most Hindu festivals calendar include significant fasting days along with festivals. जिन्हें करने से भगवान की कृपा बनी रहती है और सौभाग्य प्राप्त होता है।

In Vedic Jyotish, Bhadra begins with the Sun’s entry into Leo and is usually the month of the year and this will happen on 23 August 2018. According to Vedic Jyotish, Bhadrapad month is from 23 August (Thursday) till 22 September (Saturday), 2018.

In lunar religious calendars, Bhadra begins on the new moon in August/September and is the sixth month of the year. The festival of Janmashtami– the birthday of Lord Krishna, Ganesha Chaturthi-celebrating the birthday of Ganesha, Baba Ramdev, Radhashtami– The Goddess Radha birthday is observed in this month. The  Poornima of the Bhadrapada is reserved for the veneration of the dead. This period is known as Pitru Paksha.

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Hindu Festivals in Bhadrapada 2018

Most of the Hindu festivals are determined based on the position of the Sun and the Moon. Below is a month wise list of most Hindu festivals in the Bhadrapad month 2018.

26 अगस्त, Sunday: Shravana, Shukla Purnima: रक्षाबंधन

28 अगस्त, Tuesday: Bhadradpad Krishna Dwitiya: Sinjara/Dhamoli

29 अगस्त, Wednesday: Bhadradpad Krishna Tritiya: Kajali/Kajari/Sattu Teej

30 अगस्त, Thursday: Bhadradpad Krishna Chaturthi: संकष्टी चतुर्थी

31 अगस्त, Friday: Bhadradpad Krishna Panchmi: Kokila Panchmi

01 सितंबर, Saturday: Bhadradpad Krishna Tritiya: Ub Chhath (ऊब छठ)

2/3 सितंबर, Sunday/Monday: Bhadradpad Krishna Ashtami: जन्माष्टमी

4 सितंबर, Tuesday: Bhadradpad Krishna Navmi: गोगा नवमी

05 सितंबर, Wednesday: Shishak Diwas (Teacher’s Day) (National Festival)

07 सितंबर, Friday: Bhadradpad Krishna Baras: Bacchbaras (बच्छ बारस)

07 सितंबर, Friday: Prayushan Prambh (Jain’s Festival)

9 सितंबर, Sunday: Bhadradpad Krishna अमावस्या

11 सितंबर, Tuesday: Bhadradpad Shukhla Dwitiya: Baba Ramdev

12 सितंबर, Wednesday: Bhadradpad Shukhla Tritiya: Haritalika Teej, Gauri Teej

13 सितंबर, Thursday: Bhadradpad Shukhla Chaturthi: गणेश चतुर्थी

14 सितंबर, Friday: Bhadradpad Shukhla Pachmi: Rishi Panchmi

15 सितंबर, Saturday: Bhadradpad Shukhla Shhasthi: Balram Jayanti

16 सितंबर, Sunday: Bhadradpad Shukhla Saptmi: Dubadi Saptmi/Uma Maheshwar Pujan

17 सितंबर, Monday: Bhadradpad Shukhla Ashtami: राधा अष्टमी

17 सितंबर, Monday: Bhadradpad Shukhla Ashtami: Dadhichi Jayanti

19 सितंबर, Wednesday: Bhadradpad Shukhla Dashmi: Baba Ramdev Dashmi

20 सितंबर, Thursday: Bhadradpad Shukhla Ekadashi: Jal Jhulani Ekadashi

21 सितंबर, Friday: Bhadradpad Shukhla Baras: Vaman Jayanti

23 सितंबर, Sunday: Bhadradpad Shukhla Chaturdashi: अनंत चतुर्दशी

25 सितंबर, Tuesday: Bhadradpad Shukhla Poornima: पूर्णिमा श्राद्ध

26 सितंबर से 9 अक्तूबर तक: श्राद्ध

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Special Dates in Bhadrapada

Panchak Starts On: August 25, 2018 (Saturday) at 23:16

Panchak Ends On: August 30, 2018 (Thursday) at 20:02 

सर्वार्थ सिद्धि योग: 28 अगस्त, 30 अगस्त, 3 सितंबर, 5 सितंबर

अमृतसिद्धि योग: 3 सितंबर, 6 सितंबर

गुरु-पुष्य योग: 6 सितंबर
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