Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Bhadrapada Month ~ Bhadrapada Masa 2014 festivals for Hindu Calendar

Significance of Bhadrapad Month
Bhadrapada is the second month of rainy season (Varsha Ritu) which is generally occurs during August and September months as per gregorian calendar. Bhadrapada is a shunya masa which is not good to perform auspicous ceremonies like Marriages, Housewarming etc. Sun transits through Leo and Virgo zodiac signs in this Bhadra month. The period when sun transiting in virgo sign is considered as Kanya (Virgo) Bhadrapada which is shunya masa.

Although it is shunya masa, Bhadrapadam has a specific prominence in hindu religion and it is a good time for worship. Ganesh Chaturthi which is a major festival in India occurs in this month. Apart from Vinayaka Chaviti major festivals and vratas held on this month. It is auspicious to not only perform vratas but also to pay homage to ancestors.

Bhadrapada masa also called as Bhadra mahina, Bhadrapad month in different calendars, Bhadon month as per Nanakshahi sikh Calendar. As per the hindu lunar calendar Bhadrapadam is the 6th month. A Lunar month denoted by the name of moon's constellation on the full moon day. Likewise when moon in either Poorvabhadra or Uttrabhadra stars on full moon day that month denoted as Bhadrapadam.

Bhadrapad Month in 2014

As per Amavasyant calendars Bhadrapada masa begins from 26th August 2014 and ends on 24th September 2014 followed in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka states.
  • Varaha Jayanti - August 28
  • Hartalika Teej or Swarna Gowri Vrat - August 28
  • Ganesh Chaturthi - August 29
  • Rishi Panchami - August 30
  • Surya / Skanda Shashti - August 31
  • Radha Ashtami - September 2
  • Parsva (Parivartana) Ekadasi - September 5
  • Vamana Jayanti - September 6
  • Mahalayam (Pitrupaksha) Starts - September 9
  • Indira Ekadasi - September 19 and 
  • Mahalaya or Sarvapitru Amavasya - September 23 are the major festivals observed in this month.

As per Purnimant calendar which followed in North Indian states the month begins on 11th August 2014 and ends on 9th September 2014.
  • Sri Krishna Janmashtami - August 18
  • Aja Ekadasi - August 21
  • Hartalika Teej - August 28
  • Ganesh Chaturthi - August 29
  • Rishi Panchami - August 30
  • Surya Shashti - August 31
  • Radha Ashtami - September 2
  • Parsva (Parivartana) Ekadasi - September 5 are the festivals of Bhadrapad observed in North Indian states.
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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

9th July 2014 Wednesday Hindu Calendar

Shri jaya Samvatsara, Uttarayana, Grishma Ritu Panchangam 

9th July 2014
  • Vaara: Wednesday (Budhavaram/ Soumya vasara)
  • Sunrise: 05.52am Sunset: 06.51pm
Month :
  • Ashadha as Amavasyant month in Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada Calendars
  • Ashada masa in North India as Poornimant month.
  • Aani masam in Tamil Calendar
  • Mithuna masam in Malayalam Calendar
  • Ashada month in Bengali Calendar
Paksha :
  • Shukla Paksham or Waxing phase of Moon
Tithi : 
  • Dwadasi till 2.35am (10th) then Trayodasi tithi
Nakshatra :
  • Anuradha (Anusham/Anizham) till 1.11am(10th) then Jyeshta star
Yoga :
  • Shubha yoga ends at 7.43pm
Karana : 
  • Bava karana ends at 3.43pm then Balava karana ends at 2.35am (10th)
Varjyam : 
  • 6.12 to 7.43am
Durmuhurtam:
  • 11.55 to 12.47 noon
Rahukalam: 
  • 12.21 to 1.58pm
Amruthakala : 
  • 3.18 to 4.50pm
Abhijit Muhurt : 
  • None
Sun Sign or Ravi Rasi : 
  • Sun in Punarvasu Nakshtra 1st pada Midhuna (Gemini) rashi
Moon Sign or Chandra Rasi :
  • Moon in Vrischika (Scorpio) rashi