Bhadrapad maas (Bhadarvi month, Bhadrapad month) is 11th month in Gujarati calendar. In 2016, Bhadrapada Maas begins on September 2 and ends on September 30 with Mahalaya Amavasya (Sarva Pitru Amavasya).
Bhadrapad maas is considered inauspicious for Griha pravesh, marriages, engagements, and all other auspicious functions.
In Bhadrapad month as per Gujarat panchang Ganesh Chaturthi, Rishi Panchami, Mahalakshmi Vrata, Anant Chaturdashi, and Shraddh Pitru paksha or Mahalaya paksha are the important festivals. Ganeshotsav or Ganesh Navratri is the major festival celebrated in Gujarati cities such as Surat, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Rajkot etc. Bhadarvi Poonam fair is the largest temple festival celebrated at Ambaji Temple Shakti Peeth in Gujarat during Bhadrapad Purnima.
Here is the list of festivals dates and auspicious days in Gujarati Bhadrapad Month 2016
Thursday, 1 September 2016 – Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse)
Sunday, 4 September 2016 – Hartalika Teej
Monday, 5 September 2016 – Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayaka Chavithi)
Tuesday, 6 September 2016 – Rishi Panchami
Friday, 9 September 2016 – Radha Ashtami
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 – Parsva Ekadashi
Thursday, 15 September 2016 – Anant Chaturdashi
Thursday, 15 September 2016 – Ganesh Visarjan (Ganesh Nimajjanam)
Friday, 16 September 2016 – Bhadrapad Purnima
Friday, 16 September 2016 – Kanya Sankranti
Friday, 16 September 2016 – Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse)
Saturday, 17 September 2016 – Pratipada Shraddha, Pitru Paksha Begins
Monday, 26 September 2016 – Indira Ekadashi
Friday, 30 September 2016 – Sarvapitru Amavasya (Mahalaya Amavasya)
Next month in Gujarati calendar is – Asoj month (Ashwina maas or Asvin Mahina or Aswayuj maas).