Ashad mahina (Aashad month) is the fourth month in traditional Marathi Panchang followed in Maharashtra and some Konkan regions. In 2019, Ashadh Mahina starts on July 3 and ends on August 1 as per the Marathi calendar. Similar dates are observed as Ashada maasam in Kannada, Marathi, and Gujarat Amavasyant lunar calendars.
Ashada Masa Shukla Paksha begins on July 3 and ends July 16. Ashada Masa Krishna Paksha begins on July 17 and ends on August 1.
Ashad Mahina is considered as inauspicious for any shubhakarya such as marriage, engagement ceremony, Gruh pravesh (house warming ceremony), etc.
Ashadi Ekadasi (Sayani Ekadasi or Maha Ekadashi), Chaturmaas Vrat arambh, Ved Vyas Purnima or Guru Purnima, and Gatari Amavasya are the major festivals celebrated during Ashada month in Maharashtra. Ashadi Ekadasi Palki Yatra is the major temple festival celebrated in Pandharpur Vithoba temple.
Major Festivals in Ashad Mahina 2019 in Marathi Calendar are:
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 Mahina in Previous Years
In 2018, Ashadh Mahina starts on July 13 and ends on August 11.
In 2017, Ashadh Mahina starts on June 24 and ends on July 23 as per the Marathi calendar.
In 2016, Ashadh Mahina starts on July 5 and ends on August 2.
In 2014, Ashadh Mahina starts on June 28 and ends on July 26 as per the Marathi calendar.
In 2013, Ashadh Mahina starts on July 9 and ends on August 6 as per the Marathi calendar.
In 2012, Ashadh Mahina starts on 20 June and ends on 19 July as per the Marathi calendar.