Ashwin month, Ashvina mahina, Ashwayuja masam, Asoj maas, Aso maas is 7th month in Hindu calendar. In 2014, Ashwin month, Ashwina mahina starts on September 10 and ends on October 8th in North Indian Hindi calendar.
Ashwin month is the 3rd month in Chaturmas (four holy months in Hinduism) and considered auspicious because of Durga Puja or Durga Navratri festival.
Ashwin maas or Ashwayuja masa or Asoj maas in 2014 begins on 25th September and ends on October 23rd as per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu calendars.
Mahalaya Paksha (Shraddh Paksha or Pitru Paksha), Mahalaya Amavasya, Ashwin Navratri (Durga Puja or Durga Navratri), and Kojagari Purnima Lakshmi Puja are the important festival in Ashwina mahina.
Ashwin month coincides with Aippasi masam in Tamil calendar and Kanni month & Thulam month in Kerala Malayalam calendar. Aashin month is the corresponding month of Ashwayuj in Bengali calendar.
Aso maas (Gujarati Ashwin month) is the last month in Gujarati year. Kartik Sud 1 (first day in Kartik month) marks the beginning of Gujarati New Year.
Important festivals and auspicious days in Ashwin month 2014
Mahalaya Paksha / Shraddha Paksha / Pitru Paksha – September 9 to September 24
Mahalaya Amavasya / Pitru Amavasya – September 23|24
Durga Navratri 2014 starts – September 25 (kalasha Sthapana)
Upang Lalita Vrat or Lalita Panchami – September 28
Saraswati Puja – 1 October 2014 – Saraswati Puja starts
Durgashtami 2014 – 2 October
Mahanavami 2014 – 3 October – Saraswati Puja ends
Vijayadashami 2014 – 3 October – Dasara / Dussehra
Ashwin Purnima (Kojagari Purnima): 7 October
Ashwin Month in Previous Years
In 2013, Ashwin month, Ashwina mahina starts on September 20 and ends on October 18th in North Indian Hindi calendar. Asoj maas in 2013 begins on 5th October and ends on November 3rd as per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu calendars.
Ashwin month 2012 or Ashwina mahina 2012 starts on October 1st and ends on 29th October in North Indian Hindi calendar. Ashwin maas or Ashwayuja masa or Asoj maas in 2012 begins on 16th October and ends on 13th November as per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu calendars.