Bhadrapad maas (Bhadra mahina, Bhadrapad month) is 6th month Marathi calendar of Maharashtra. In 2018, Bhadrapada Maas begins on September 10 and ends on October 9 with Mahalaya Amavasya (Sarva Pitru Amavasya).
Bhadrapad maas is considered inauspicious for Grihapravesh, marriages, engagements, and all other auspicious functions.
In Bhadrapad month as per Marathi panchang Ganesh Chaturthi, Rishi Panchami, Jyeshta Gauri Pujan, Mahalakshmi Vrata, Anant Chaturdashi, and Shraddh Pitru paksha or Mahalaya paksha are the important festivals.
Ganeshotsav is the major festival celebrated in Maharashtra cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, etc. as the first Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav started in Maharashtra.
Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapada Masa begins on September 10 and ends on September 25.
Krishna Paksha (Bahula Paksha) in Bhadrapada Masa starts on September 26 and ends on October 9.
The similar calendar is followed in Karnataka, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh.
Here is the list of festivals dates and auspicious days in Marathi Bhadrapad Month 2018
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 – Hartalika Teej
Thursday, 13 September 2018 – Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayaka Chavithi)
Friday, 14 September 2018 – Rishi Panchami
Monday, 17 September 2018 – Radha Ashtami
Monday, 17 September 2018 – Kanya Sankranti
Thursday, 20 September 2018 – Parsva Ekadashi
Sunday, 23 September 2018 – Anant Chaturdashi
Sunday, 23 September 2018 – Ganesh Visarjan (Ganesh Nimajjanam)
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 – Bhadrapad Purnima
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 – Pratipada Shraddha, Pitru Paksha Begins
Friday, 5 October 2018 – Indira Ekadashi
Monday, 8 October 2018 – Sarvapitru Amavasya (Mahalaya Amavasya)
Next month in Marathi calendar is Ashwin Month.