Aaso maas or Asoj month (Ashwin mahina) is the last and final month in Gujarati calendar. Aaso maas 2016, Gujarati Ashwin month 2016 starts on October 1 and ends on October 30.
Amavasya in Aso month marks the ending of Gujarati year and the next day marks the beginning of Gujarati New Year.
Gujarati Aso mahina begins with Sharad Navratri Kalash Sthapana and ends with Diwali Amavasya. Navratri is the most popular and biggest festival celebrated for nine festive nights in Gujarat. Dandiya and Raas Garba are the most famous Gujarati dance art forms throughout the world. Shaktipeeth temples in Gujarat – Ambaji temple and Pavagadha temple celebrate Navratri in grand manner.
Diwali Amavasya in Aso maas 2015 marks the ending of Gujarati Year Vikram Samvat 2072 and Annakut (Kartik Sud 1) marks the beginning of Gujarati New Year 2015 – 2016, Vikram Samvat 2073.
Sud Paksh in Aaso Maas 2016 begins on October 1 and ends on 16 October.
Vad Paksh in Aaso Maas 2016 begins on October 17 and ends on October 30.
Important Hindu Festivals in Gujarati Aaso month 2016
Saturday, 1 October 2016 – Navratri Begins (Ghatasthapana)
Friday, 7 October 2016 – Saraswati Avahan (Saraswati Puja begins)
Sunday, 9 October 2016 – Saraswati Puja
Sunday, 9 October 2016 – Durga Ashtami
Monday, 10 October 2016 – Maha Navami
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 – Dussehra (Dasara, Vijaya Dashami)
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 – Papankusha Ekadashi
Saturday, 15 October 2016 – Kojagara Puja (Kojagari Lakshmi Vrat)
Sunday, 16 October 2016 – Sharad Purnima
30 October 2016 – Diwali
31 October 2016 – Gujarati New Year