Ashwin Mahina 2016 in Marathi Calendar

Ashwin mahina or Ashwin month is the seventh month in Marathi calendar of Maharashtra. In 2016, Marathi Ashwin month or Ashwin month starts on October 1 and ends on October 30.

Ashwin Navratri Durga Puja, Kojagari Purnima Lakshmi Puja, Karva Chauth, Dhanteras, and Diwali are the important festivals of Ashwina maas in Marathi calendar.

Marathi Ashwin 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 Maharashtra. Shaktipeeth temples in Maharashtra – Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple, Tuljapur Tulja Bhavani temple, Mahur Renuka Mata Temple (Ekaveerika Devi), and Jwalamukhi (Saptashringi Mata) temple in Saptashrungi celebrate Navratri in grand manner.

Another major festival in Marathi Ashwin month is Kojagari Lakshmi Puja on Sharad Poornima or Ashwin Purnima. Diwali is a five-day festival celebrated with utmost devotion and pomp in Maharashtra.

Shukla Paksha in Marathi Ashwin Mahina 2016 begins on October 1 and ends on 16 October.

Krishna Paksha in Ashwin Mahina 2016 begins on October 17 and ends on October 30.

Important Hindu Festivals in Marathi Ashwin Mahina 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

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