Ashad Maas (Ashadh mahina, Ashadh month) is the 9th month in traditional Gujarati Panchang. In 2019, Ashadh Maas begins on July 3 and ends on August 1 as per the Gujarati calendar. The same dates are referred to as Ashada maas in Marathi, Telugu and Kannada Amavasyanth lunar calendars.
Ashad Mahina is considered as inauspicious for any shubhakaryam such as marriage, engagement ceremony, Gruh pravesh (house warming ceremony), etc.
Sud Paksh in Ashad maas begins on July 3 and ends July 16
Vad Paksh in Ashad maas begins on July 17 and ends on August 1.
Ashadi Ekadasi (Sayani Ekadasi or Harishayani Ekadashi), Chaturmaas Vrat arambh, Ved Vyas Purnima or Guru Purnima, and Somvati Amavasya are the major festivals celebrated during Ashada month in Gujarat.
Gauri Vrat and Jaya Parvati Vrat are the Gujarati vratas observed in the traditional Gujarati calendar.
Gauri Vrat 2019 begins on July 12 and ends on July 17. Gauri Vrat is also known as Molakat Vrat.
Jaya Parvati Vrat 2019 dates: Jayaparvati Vrat begins on 14 July and Jaya Parvati Jagran is on July 18. Jayaparvati Vrat Parana is on July 19.
Other festivals in Ashad Maas 2019 as per Gujarati Calendar
Ashada Navratri begins – 3 July 2019
Ashada Masa Chandroday – 4 July 2019
Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2019 – 4 July 2019
Skanda Panchami – 7 July 2019
Kumara Shashti – 8 July 2019 | Vivaswata Saptami
Lakshmi Vrat Arambh – 11 July 2019
Devshayani Ekadashi – 12 July 2019
Chaturmasa Vrat Arambh – 12 July 2019
Vyasa Pournami, Guru Pournami – 16 July 2019
Pakshika Chandra Grahan – 16 July 2019
Sankashti Chaturthi – 20 July 2019
Kamika Ekadashi – 28 July 2019
Masa Shivaratri – 30 July 2019
Ashad Amavasya – 1 August 2019
Ashad Maas in Previous Years
In 2018, Ashadh Maas begins on July 13 and ends on August 11.
In 2017, Ashadh Maas begins on June 24 and ends on July 23.
In 2016, Ashadh Maas begins on July 5 and ends on August 2.
In 2015, Ashadh Maas begins on July 17 and ends on August 14 as per the Gujarati calendar.
In 2014, Ashadh Maas starts on June 28 and ends on July 26 as per the Gujarati calendar.
In 2013, Ashadh Maas begins on July 9 and ends on August 6 as per the Gujarati calendar.
In 2012, Ashadh Maas was from June 20 to July 19 as per the Gujarati calendar.