Bhadrapad maas or Bhadra month is the sixth month as per traditional North Indian Hindu calendar. Bhadrapad month is the second month during the holy Chaturmas. Bhadrapad month 2010 in North India begins on August 25 and ends on September 22. Krishna Paksha in Bhadrapad month 2010 begins on August 25 and ends on September 9. Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapad month 2010 begins on September 10 and ends on September 22.
North Indian states – Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Delhi and some more states in India follow traditional North Indian Hindu Calendar.
Important Festivals during Bhadrapad month:
Sri Krishna Jayanti, also known as Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is the most celebrated festival during Bhadrapad month according to North Indian calendar. Ganesh Chaturthi is another important festival in Bhadrapad maas. Mahalaya Paksha or Pithru Paksh, the auspicious fortnight to perform pithru tharpan to dead ancestors, begins on the final day during Bhadra month.
The list of other festivals, auspicious days and vratas celebrated or observed in Bhadrapad month includes – Guga Navami, Varaha Jayanthi, Hartalika Teej, Rishi Panchami, Surya Sashti, Durvashtami, Radhashtami and Anant Chaturdashi.