Ashad Maas (Ashadh mahina, Ashadh month) is the 9th month in traditional Gujarati Panchang. In 2018, Ashadh Maas begins on July 13 and ends on August 11 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 June 13 and ends July 27
Vad Paksh in Ashad maas begins on July 28 and ends on August 11.
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 2018 begins on July 23 and ends on July 27. Gauri Vrat is also known as Molakat Vrat.
Jaya Parvati Vrat 2018 dates: Jayaparvati Vrat begins on 25 July and Jaya Parvati Jagran is on July 29.
Other festivals in Ashad Maas 2018 as per Gujarati Calendar
Ashada Navratri begins – 13 July 2018
Ashada Masa Chandroday – 14 July 2018
Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 2017 – 14 July 2018
Skanda Panchami – 17 July 2018
Kumara Shashti – 18 July 2018
Lakshmi Vrat Arambh – 22 July 2018
Devshayani Ekadashi – 23 July 2018
Chaturmasa Vrat Arambh – 24 July 2018
Vyasa Pournami, Guru Pournami – 27 July 2018
Sampurna Chandra Grahan – 27 July 2018
Sankashti Chaturthi – 31 July 2018
Smarta Ekadashi – 7 August 2018
Vaishnava Madhva Ekadashi – 8 August 2018
Masa Shivaratri – 9 August 2018
Ashad Amavasya – 11 August 2018
Ashad Maas in Previous Years
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.