Bhadrapad maas (Bhadra mahina, Bhadrapad month) is 6th month Marathi calendar of Maharashtra. In 2016, Bhadrapada Maas begins on September 1 and ends on September 30 with Mahalaya Amavasya (Sarva Pitru Amavasya).
Bhadrapad maas is considered inauspicious for Grihapravesh, marriages, engagements, and all other auspicious functions.
In Bhadrapad month as per Marathi panchang Ganesh Chaturthi, Rishi Panchami, Jyeshta Gauri Pujan, Mahalakshmi Vrata, Anant Chaturdashi, and Shraddh Pitru paksha or Mahalaya paksha are the important festivals.
Ganeshotsav is the major festival celebrated in Maharashtra cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, etc. as the first Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav started in Maharashtra.
Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapada Masa begins on September 2 and ends on September 16.
Krishna Paksha (Bahula Paksha) in Bhadrapada Masa starts on September 17 and ends on September 30.
The similar calendar is followed in Karnataka, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh.
Here is the list of festivals dates and auspicious days in Marathi 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 Marathi calendar is Ashwin Month.