Ashwayuja masam, Ashwayuja month, is 7th month in Telugu Panchangam of Andhra Pradesh. In 2016, Ashwayuja masam starts on October 1 and ends on October 30.
Durga Saran Navaratri, Aswayuja Purnima, and Deepavali are the important festivals in Aswayuja masam in Telugu calendar.
Telugu Ashwayuja masam starts with Sharada Navaratri Kalasha Sthapana and ends with Deepavali Amavasya. Saran Navaratri is the biggest festival celebrated for 10 days in Andhra Pradesh. It is the spectacular event to visit Shakti Peetha temples in Andhra Pradesh – Pithapuram Rajarajeshwari temple, Draksharam Manikyamba temple, Vijayawada Kanakadurga temple, Alampur Jogulamba temple, Hanamkonda Bhadrakali temple, and Srisailam Bramaramba temple.
Navaratri Brahmotsavam is celebrated during Ashwayuja masam in Tirumala Tirupati temple. In 2016, Brahmotsavam begins on 3 October and ends on 11 October.
Bathukamma festival is the colourful cultural carnival celebrated for nine days which ends on Durga Ashtami day in Telangana state.
Shukla Paksha in Ashwayuja masam 2016 begins on 1 October and ends on 16 October.
Krishna Paksha in Ashwayuja masam 2016 begins on October 17 and ends on October 30.
Important Hindu Festivals in Telugu Aswayuja 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