Ashwin mahina (Ashvina maas, Ashwin month) is the 7th month in Hindi calendars followed in North India. In 2019, Ashwin month, Ashwina mahina starts on September 15 and ends on October 13 in North Indian Hindi calendar.
Ashwin month is the third month in Chaturmas, four holy months in Hinduism, and considered auspicious because of Durga Puja or Durga Navratri festival falls in the month.
Hindi Ashwin mahina begins with Mahalaya Paksha and ends with Kojagari Purnima or Sharad Purnima. Mahalaya, also known as Shraddh paksha or Pitru Paksha, Navratri Durga Puja, and Kojagari Lakshmi Puja are the important festivals in Ashvina mahina. Hindi Ashwin month coincides with Kanni masam and Thula masam in Malayalam calendar and Purattasi and Aippasi masam in Tamil calendar.
Navratri Durga Puja starts on first day of Shukla Paksha in Ashwin month and ends on Mahanavami or Vijayadashami with Durga Udwasan puja. Ramlila is celebrated in North Indian states during Navratri festival.
Mahalakshmi Vrata which starts on Bhadrapad Shukla Ashtami will conclude on Ashwin Krishna Ashtami. On the last day of Hindi Ashwin mahina (Ashwin Purnima), Kojagari Lakshmi Puja is observed.
Krishna Paksha in Ashwin month 2019 starts on September 15 and ends on September 28
Shukla Paksha in Asvina mahina 2019 starts on September 29 and ends on October 13.
The list of important festivals and auspicious days in Hindi Ashwin month 2019
Saturday, 14 September 2019 – Pratipada Shraddha, Pitru Paksha Begins
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 – Kanya Sankranti
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 – Indira Ekadashi
Saturday, 28 September 2019 – Sarvapitru Amavasya (Mahalaya Amavasya)
Sunday, 29 September 2019 – Navratri Begins (Ghatasthapana)
Friday, 4 October 2019 – Saraswati Avahan (Saraswati Puja begins)
Saturday, 5 October 2019 – Saraswati Puja
Sunday, 6 October 2019 – Durga Ashtami
Sunday, 6 October 2019 – Maha Navami
Tuesday, 8 October 2019 – Dussehra (Dasara, Vijaya Dashami)
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 – Papankusha Ekadashi
Sunday, 13 October 2019 – Kojagara Puja (Kojagari Lakshmi Vrat)
Sunday, 13 October 2019 – Sharad Purnima
Kartik Month is the next mahina in North Indian Hindi calendar.