Bhadrapada month is considered to be the 6th Lunar month in the Hindu calendar. As per the Gregorian calendar, this month falls between August-September.
The lunar month is observed by two methods in the Hindu calendar. In the 1st method, the Lunar month marks its presence from Purnima to Purnima which is known as the Purnimanta calendar whereas in another method Lunar month is marked from Amavasya to Amavasya which is known as the Amanta calendar.
Some important festivals of Bhadrapada Month are Kajari Teej, Ganesh Chaturthi, Krishna Janmashtami, Dahi Handi, Rishi Panchami.
List of Bhadrapada Month Festival
- Kajari Teej- This Teej is celebrated after the 15 days of Hariyali Teej.
- Krishna Janmashtami- This occasion is celebrated as the birth of Lord Krishna who is the 8th Avatar of Lord Vishnu.
- Aja Ekadashi- People observe fasting on this day and worship Lord Vishnu.
- Dahi Handi- Dahi Handi is a sporting event that is majorly organized in the cities of Goa and Maharashtra. It takes place the next day of Janmashtami.
- Gayatri Japam- This occasion falls on the next day of Shravani Upakarma and is associated with Upakarma.
- Haritalika Teej- This occasion is mostly celebrated a day before Ganesh Chaturthi. Haritalika Teej comes after a month of Hariyali Teej.
- Ganesh Chaturthi- Lord Ganesha is worshipped on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is the god of good fortune, wisdom, and prosperity.
- Rishi Panchami- Women fast on this day and worship Sapta Rishis to get rid of Rajaswala Dosha.
- Radha Ashtami- This day is celebrated as the birth of Radha Ji who is the companion of Lord Krishna.
- Parsva Ekadashi- This is among the 24 vrats of Ekadashi in which people worship Lord Vishnu to seek their blessing for felicity.
- Ganesh Visarjan- On this day the idol of Ganesha is immersed into lakes, ponds, or some other water bodies.
- Vamana Jayanti- Vamana is the 5th incarnation of Lord Vishnu thus this day is observed as the birth anniversary of Lord Vishnu’s Avatar.
- Beginning of the Mahalakshmi Vrat- This vrat begins 4 days after the Ganesh Chaturthi.
- Anant Chaturdashi- This day is the most auspicious day to worship Lord Vishnu in the Avatar of Anant. Devotees fast all day long and tie a sacred thread after puja on this day.
- Durva Ashtami- This vrat is mainly kept by the women during the Shukla Paksha Ashtami of this month.
Next hindu month is ashwina visit the list of ashwina month festivals.