Festivals Of Month- Bhadrapad

Why the month of Bhadrapada is important? Is it because that Lord Krishna was born in this month? Or is it because it falls in Chaturmas? The month is devoted towards spirituality, several festivals that hold utmost importance and relate with our religion fall in this month.

The month is auspicious and is also celebrated with equal divinity. To avail all it benefits people should be kind towards others and should have a balance between thoughts and deeds, they should meditate regularly and try to devote more of their time towards the worship of Almighty.

Major Festivals of the Month-

• 6th August 2020 is celebrated as Kajali Satudi or Badi Teej. The festival falls on day three after Rakshabandhan or 5 days before Janmashtami. The day is celebrated with palanquin of Teej Mata and females keep fast for the well-being and prosperity of their family members, fast ends only after offering water to the moon.

• Between Kajali Saudi and Janmashtami, Bahula Chaturthi lies on 7th August and on 9th August, it’s Halchandan Shasthi.

Janmashtami, the birthday of Shree Krishna is celebrated on 11th August 2020. Needless to mention, the festival is celebrated for togetherness, unity and faith in the divinity. It also signifies the encouragement of good acts and discouragement of bad will.

• After celebrating Goga Navami on August 13, Aja Ekadashi and 74th Independence Day both fall on the same day i.e. 15th August. Fasting done on Aja Ekadashi invokes the blessing of Lord Vishnu and recitation of Vishnu Sahastranam and Bhagwat Gita eradicates past sins. The Independence Day is the ‘National Day of India’, the day of pride and the day to express our gratitude towards our country and every brave heart.

• The day of 16th August is Bachh Baras and Pradosh Fast. Bach Baras fast is kept for a long and healthy life of children, the worship of cow and calf brings prosperity in their life. The Pradosh Fast is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Devi Parwati, to get their blessings.

• The monthly Shivratri falls on 17th August, followed by Pitrukarye Amavasya on 18th August, Dev Karye Amavasya and Sati Puja on 19th August, and Baba Ramdev Biij and Chandradarshan on 20th August.

• On 21st August, it’s Hartalika Teej and Shree Varah Jayanti. The hard fast of Hartalika Teej is kept both by married and unmarried females. The fast is hard because females consume grain or water only on the next day and it is kept for marital bliss and to get a devoted and loving husband like Lord Shiva.

• The day of 22nd August is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi. The 10-day long festival ends at Anant Chaturdashi i.e. on 1st September. Rituals Start with Prana Pratishtha and end with the immersion of the idol in water.

• The 23rd of August is celebrated as Rishi Panchami to pay tribute to all the sages. Followed by it on 24th August is Shree Baldev Shasthi.

• The unique love relationship between Lord Krishna and Radha is celebrated 15 days after Janmashtami, on 25th August, in Radhashtami.

• The fast for prosperity and affluence starts on 26th August. The festival celebrated for 3 days to get blessings of Goddess Mahalakshmi. On 27th August it’s Shree Chandra Navmi, followed by Badi Dashmi and end of Mahalaxshmi fast on 28th August.

• The fast on 29th of August is for Padma Ekadashi, the occasion to get rid of all the sins whereas on 30th of August again Pradoh fast is kept.



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