Ashwin Masam Festivals Dates

Ashwin Masam -Ashwayuja Masam Festivals in Telugu Calendar (September/October)

Ashwin/Ashwayuja:

Ashwin is the Seventh lunar month in Hindu calendar.In Hindu Calendar, there are two methods to mark the lunar month. In one, lunar month is marked from Purnima to Purnima (known as Purnimanta calendar) and in other lunar month is marked from Amavasya to Amavasya (known as Amanta calendar).

Ashwayuja Masam 2022 in Telugu calendar is from October 7 to November 4 in south India.  Ashwin Month in traditional calendar followed in North India begins on September 11, 2022 and ends on October 9, 2022.
Ashvin Month in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka is similar to the Telugu calendar.
Navratri, Durga Puja, Dasara and Diwali some of the most important festivals in a Hindu calendar year is observed in Ashvina Month. Some of the other auspicious days in the month include Mahanavami, Vijaya Dashami, Kojagari Vratam, Narak Chaturdashi etc.
Telugu Ashwayuja Masam Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Ashwina Masa Telugu calendar 2022 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from September 26 to October 9.
Telugu Ashvina Masam 2022 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from October 10 to October 25.
Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Ashwayuja Masam are:
Pashankusha Ekadasi – October 6
Rama Ekadasi – October 21
Ashwin Mahina Pradosh Vrat in North India:
Pradosh –October 7
Pradosh –October 22/23
Sankashtahara Chaturthi Vrata:
Sankashtahara Chaturthi Vrata dedicated to Ganesha in Ashwin Month is on October 13 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:43 PM– Indian Standard Time.
Purnima in Telugu Ashwayuja Masam 2022:

Ashwayuja Purnima or Full moon day is on October 9.
The Purnima begins at 3:29 AM on October 9 and ends at 2:24 AM on October 10.
Kartik Snan begins on October 9.
Purnima Vrat is on October 9.

Amavasya in Telugu Ashwayuja Masam: 

Ashwayuja Amavasya or No moon day is on October 25, 2022.
The Amavasi begins at 5:03 PM on October 24 and ends at 4:34 PM on October 25.
Diwali, Lakshmi Puja and Abhyanga Snan are observed on October 24.

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Ashwina Masam are:Navratri Begins – September 26 (Ghatasthapana)
Bathukamma festival begins – September 26
Lalita Panchami – September 30
Saraswati Avahan – October 2
Saraswati Puja – October 3
Mahalakshmi Puja – October 3
Saraswati Visarjan – October 4
Durga Ashtami – October 3
Maha Navami – October 4
Dasara – October 5
Shirdi Sai Baba Punyathithi – October 5
Govatsa Dwadashi – October 22
Guru Dwadashi – October 22
Vasubaras – October 22
Dhantrayodashi – October 23
Narak Chaturdashi – October 24
Diwali – October 24
Lakshmi Puja – October 24
Sharda Puja – October 24

List of Ashwin Festivals:

Pitrupaksha Begins:

Shraddha Ritual Timings:
Amavasya Shraddha on Sunday, September 25, 2022
Kutup (कुतुप) Muhurat – 11:09 to 11:57
Duration – 00 Hours 48 Mins
Rohina (रौहिण) Muhurat – 11:57 to 12:45
Duration – 00 Hours 48 Mins
Aparahna (अपराह्न) Kaal – 12:45 to 15:10
Duration – 02 Hours 25 Mins
Amavasya Tithi Begins – 27:12+ on Sep 24, 2022
Amavasya Tithi Ends – 27:23+ on Sep 25, 2022

Sunrise September 10, 2022 6:15 AM
Sunset September 10, 2022 6:32 PM
Aparahna Kaal September 10, 1:37 PM – September 10, 4:04 PM
Kutup Muhurat September 10, 11:59 AM – September 10, 12:48 PM
Rohina Muhurat September 10, 12:48 PM – September 10, 1:37 PM

First day of Pitru Paksha marks the beginning of the period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors (Pitrs), especially through food offerings.

2022 Mahalaya Paksha Shraddha September 2022 Dates:

10th September 2022 (Saturday) – Purnima Shradh
10th September 2022 (Saturday) – Pratipada Shradh
11th September 2022 (Sunday) – Dwitiya Shradh or Dooj Shradh
12th September 2022 (Monday) – Tritiya Shradh
13th September 2022 (Tuesday) – Chaturthi Shradh and Maha Bharani Shradh
14th September 2022 (Wednesday) – Panchami Shradh
15th September 2022 (Thursday) – Shashti Shradh
16th September 2022 (Friday) – Saptami Shradh
18th September 2022 (Sunday) – Ashtami Shradh
19th September 20221 (Monday) – Navami Shradh
20th September 2022 (Tuesday) – Dashmi Shradh
21st September 2022 (Wednesday) – Ekadashi Shradh
22nd September 2022 (Thursday) Dwadashi Shradh or Magha Shradh
23rd September 2022 (Friday) – Trayodashi Shradh
24th September 2022 (Saturday) – Chaturdashi Shradh
25th September 2022 (Sunday) – Sarva Pitru Amavasya or Amavasya Shradh

Indira Ekadashi:
Indira Ekadashi Parana:

Indira Ekadashi on Wednesday, September 21, 2022
On 22nd Sep, Parana Time – 06:00 to 07:55
On Parana Day Hari Vasara End Moment – 06:00
Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 21:26 on Sep 20, 2022
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 23:34 on Sep 21, 2022

Indira Ekadashi date as per ISKCON:
Indira Ekadashi in ISKCON on Wednesday, September 21, 2022
On 22nd Sep, Parana Time – 06:00 to 09:33
Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 21:26 on Sep 20, 2022
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 23:34 on Sep 21, 2022

Indira Ekadashi is one of the twenty four Ekadashi vrats which are observed to seek blessing of Lord Vishnu.

Sarva Pitru Amavasya:
On Sunday, September 25, 2022
This is the most significant and last day of Pitru Paksha. This day is also known as Sarvapitri Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya.
The term ‘Sarva Pitru’ denotes ‘all forefathers or ancestors’ and Sarva Pitru Amavasya is dedicated to all ancestors whose death tithi may have been forgotten or is unknown. In Bengal, the day is observed as ‘Mahalaya,’ signifying the beginning of the celebration of Durga Puja or Navratri festivities. The day is therefore also known as Mahalaya Amavasya or Sarva Pitra Moksha Amavasya.
Jivitputrika Vrat:
Jivit Putrika on Sunday, September 18, 2022
Ashtami Tithi Begins – 14:14 on Sep 17, 2022
Ashtami Tithi Ends – 16:32 on Sep 18, 2022
Jivitputrika Vrat is a significant fasting day in which mothers observe Nirjala fasting throughout the day and night for well-being of their children.

Shardiya Navratri:
Shardiya Navratri Dates:
Navratri Day 1:  26th September 2022 Monday
Pratipada Ghatasthapana, Chandra Darshana
Shailputri Puja
Navratri color of the day – White
Navratri Day 2:  27th September 2022 Tuesday
2-Dwitiya Brahmacharini Puja
Navratri color of the day– Red
Navratri Day 3: 28th September 2022 Wednesday
3-Tritiya
Sindoor Tritiya, Chandraghanta Puja
Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi
Navratri color of the day -Royal Blue
Navratri Day 4:  29th September 2022 Thursday
4 Panchami
Kushmanda Puja, Vinayaka Chaturthi
Navratri color of the day – Yellow
Navratri Day 5: 30th September 2022 Friday
5 Shashthi
Upang Lalita Vrat, Skandamata Puja
Navratri color of the day – Green
Navratri Day 6: 1st October 2022 Saturday

Shashthi-Katyayani Puja

Navratri color of the day -Grey

Navratri Day 7: 2nd October 2022 Sunday
Saptami-Saraswati Avahan, Kalaratri Puja
Sandhi Puja:
Sandhi Puja begins at 07:43 PM
Sandhi Puja ends at 08:31 PM
Navratri color of the day
– Orange
Navratri Day 8: 3rd October 2022 Monday
Saraswati Puja, Durga Ashtami
Mahagauri Puja, Sandhi Puja
Navratri color of the day
– Peacock Green
Navratri Day 9: 4th October 2022 Tuesday
Maha Navami, Ayudha Puja
Navami Homa, Navratri Parana
Navratri color of the day
– Pink
Navratri Day 10: 5th October 2022 Wednesday
Dashami, Durga Visarjan, Vijayadashami
Shardiya Navratri is the most popular and significant Navratri of all Navratris. That’s why Shardiya Navratri is also known as Maha Navratri.
It falls in lunar month Ashwin during Sharad Ritu. The name Shardiya Navratri has been taken from Sharad Ritu. All nine days during Navratri are dedicated to nine forms of Goddess Shakti. Shardiya Navratri falls in the month of September or October. The nine days festivity culminates on tenth day with Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami.

Saraswati Avahan:
2022 Sunday, 2nd of October
2023 Friday, 20th of October
2024 Wednesday, 9th of October
Saraswati Avahan Puja Time:
Saraswati Avahan on Sunday, October 2, 2022
Mula Nakshatra Avahan Muhurat – 08:52 to 14:32
Duration – 05 Hours 40 Mins
Mula Nakshatra Begins – 27:11+ on Oct 01, 2022
Mula Nakshatra Ends – 25:53+ on Oct 02, 2022
The first day of Saraswati Puja during Navratri Puja is known as Saraswati Avahan. Avahan means invocation of Goddess Saraswati.

Saraswati Puja:
October 2, 2022 Sunday
The second day of Saraswati Puja during Navratri Puja is known as Saraswati Pradhan Puja day.

Durga Ashtami:
3rd October 2022 Monday
Durga Ashtami, also known as Maha Ashtami, is one of the most auspicious days of the Durga Puja festival.

Maha Navami:
4th October 2022 Tuesday
Maha Navami is the concluding day of nine days Durga Puja festivity. The main Navami Puja begins after the end of Sandhi Puja.

Dussehra:
5th October 2022 Wednesday
Vijayadashami or Dussehra is celebrated as victory of Lord Rama over Demon Ravana and also triumph of Goddess Durga over the buffalo Demon Mahishasura.

Papankusha Ekadashi: 
Papankusha Ekadashi Parana:
Papankusha Ekadashi on Thursday, October 6, 2022
On 7th Oct, Parana Time – 05:35 to 07:26
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment – 07:26
Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 12:00 on Oct 05, 2022
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 09:40 on Oct 06, 2022

Papankusha Ekadashi date as per ISKCON:
Pashankusha Ekadashi in ISKCON on Thursday, October 6, 2022
On 7th Oct, Parana Time – 05:35 to 07:26
Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 12:00 on Oct 05, 2022
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 09:40 on Oct 06, 2022

Papankusha Ekadashi is one of the twenty four Ekadashi vrats which are observed to seek blessing of Lord Vishnu.

Sharad Purnima:
Sharad Purnima Timings:

Sharada Purnima on Sunday, October 9, 2022
Moonrise on Sharad Purnima Day – 17:12
Purnima Tithi Begins – 27:41+ on Oct 08, 2022
Purnima Tithi Ends – 26:24+ on Oct 09, 2022

It is believed that Sharad Purnima is the only day in the year when the moon comes out with all sixteen Kala(s).

Upang Lalita Vrat:
Lalita Panchami on Friday, September 30, 2022
Lalita Panchami Muhurat:
Panchami Tithi Begins – 24:08+ on Sep 29, 2022
Panchami Tithi Ends – 22:34 on Sep 30, 2022

Lalita Panchami is a fasting day for Goddess Lalita and also known as Upang Lalita Vrat. Upang Lalita Vrat is observed on the fifth day of Sharad Navratri. Goddess Lalita is also known as Tripura Sundari and Shodashi and one of the 10 Mahavidhyas.

Kojagara Puja:
Kojagara Puja Time:

Kojagara Puja on Sunday, October 9, 2022
Kojagara Puja Nishita Time – 23:04 to 23:53
Duration – 00 Hours 49 Mins
Moonrise on Kojagara Puja Day – 17:12
Purnima Tithi Begins – 27:41+ on Oct 08, 2022
Purnima Tithi Ends – 26:24+ on Oct 09, 2022

Lakshmi Puja on Purnima Tithi in month of Ashwin is known as Kojagara Puja and more commonly known as Bengal Lakshmi Puja.

Ashvin Month in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka is similar to the Telugu calendar.

ఆశ్వయుజ మాసములో విశేష తిథులు:

ఆశ్వయుజ మాసంలో పాడ్యమి నుండి నవమి వరకు దేవీ నవరాత్రులు జరుపుకుంటారు. చివరి రోజైన అమావాస్య నాడు దీపావళి పండుగ.
ఆశ్వయుజ శుద్ధ పాడ్యమి దేవీ నవరాత్రి ప్రారంభం : దేవీ అవతారం: శ్రీ స్వర్ణకవచాలంకృత దుర్గాదేవి
ఆశ్వయుజ శుద్ధ విదియ దేవీ అవతారం: శ్రీ బాలాత్రిపుర సుందరి దేవి
ఆశ్వయుజ శుద్ధ తదియ దేవీ అవతారం:శ్రీ గాయత్రి దేవి
ఆశ్వయుజ శుద్ధ చతుర్థి దేవీ అవతారం: శ్రీ అన్నపూర్ణా దేవి
ఆశ్వయుజ శుద్ధ పంచమి దేవీ అవతారం: శ్రీ లలితాత్రిపుర సుందరి దేవి, ఉపాంగ లలితా వ్రతము
ఆశ్వయుజ శుద్ధ షష్ఠి దేవీ అవతారం: శ్రీ మహాలక్ష్మీ దేవి
ఆశ్వయుజ శుద్ధ సప్తమి దేవీ అవతారం: శ్రీ సరస్వతి దేవి
ఆశ్వయుజ శుద్ధ అష్ఠమి దుర్గాష్టమి దేవీ అవతారం: శ్రీ దుర్గా దేవి
ఆశ్వయుజ శుద్ధ నవమి మహార్ణవమి దేవీ అవతారం: శ్రీ మహిషాసురమర్ధిని దేవి
ఆశ్వయుజ శుద్ధ దశమి విజయదశమి దేవీ అవతారం: శ్రీ రాజరాజేశ్వరీ దేవి, అపరాజితాపూజ, శమీపూజ
ఆశ్వయుజ శుద్ధ ఏకాదశి శృంగేరి శారదా పీఠము : జగద్గురు శ్రీ చంద్రశేఖర భారతి III వారి జయంతి.
ఆశ్వయుజ పూర్ణిమ: గౌరీ పూర్ణిమ, జిన్నూరు విశ్వేశ్వరరావు పుట్టిన రోజు
ఆశ్వయుజ బహుళ తదియ: అట్లతద్ది
ఆశ్వయుజ బహుళ అష్ఠమి: జితాష్టమి
ఆశ్వయుజ బహుళ దశమి: విశ్వనాథ సత్యనారాయణ వర్థంతి
ఆశ్వయుజ బహుళ ఏకాదశి: రమైకాదశి
ఆశ్వయుజ బహుళ ద్వాదశి: గోవత్స ద్వాదశి
ఆశ్వయుజ బహుళ త్రయోదశి: ధన త్రయోదశి
ఆశ్వయుజ బహుళ చతుర్దశి:నరక చతుర్దశి, దీపదానం, లక్ష్మీఉద్వాసనము, యమతర్పణము
ఆశ్వయుజ బహుళ అమావాస్య: దీపావళి, ఇంద్రపూజ, లక్ష్మీపూజ

శక్తి మాసం/ఆశ్వయుజ మాసములో ముఖ్యమైన పండగలు,తిథులు:

శరన్నవరాత్రి ప్రారంభం – Sara Navaratri Prarambham
శైలపుత్రీ పూజ – Shailputri Puja
బ్రహ్మచారిణీ పూజ – Brahmacharini Puja
తిరుమల శ్రీవారి బ్రహ్మోత్సవారంభం – Tirumala Srivari Brahmotsavam Starts
చంద్రఘంటా పూజ – Maa Chandraghanta Puja
కూష్మాండా పూజ – Maa Kushmanda Puja
లలితా పంచమి – Lalitha Panchami
స్కందమాతా పూజ – Skandamata Puja
కాత్యాయనీ పూజ – Katyayani Puja
తిరుమల శ్రీవారి గరుడోత్సవం – Tirumala Srivari Garuda Utsavam.
సరస్వతి పూజ – Saraswati Puja
కాలరాత్రి పూజ – Kala Rathri Puja
దేవీ త్రిరాత్ర వ్రతం – Devi triratra Vratam
దుర్గాష్టమి – Durga Ashtami
మహాగౌరీ పూజ – Mahagauri Puja
మహార్నవమి – Maharnavami
సిద్ధిదాత్రీ పూజ – Siddhidatri Devi
తిరుమల శ్రీవారి రథోత్సవం – Tirumala Srivari Radotsavam
సంకష్ఠహర చతుర్థి – Sankatahara Chaturdashi
విజయ దశమి – Vijayadashami
శమీ పూజ – Siva Pooja
దసరా – Dussehra
తిరుమల శ్రీవారి బ్రహ్మోత్సవ సమాప్తి -Tirumala Srivari Brahmotsavam Ends
చక్రస్నానము – Chakrasnanam
సంకష్ఠహర చతుర్థి – Sankatahara Chaturdashi
విజయ దశమి – Vijayadashami
శమీ పూజ – Siva Pooja
దసరా – Dussehra
తిరుమల శ్రీవారి బ్రహ్మోత్సవ సమాప్తి -Tirumala Srivari Brahmotsavam Ends
చక్రస్నానము – Chakrasnanam
ధ్వజావరోహణము – Dwajavarohanam
పాశాంకుశ ఏకాదశి – Pashankusha Ekadashi
ద్విదళ వ్రతారంభం – Dwadala Prarambham
పద్మనాభ ద్వాదశి – Padmanabha Dwadashi
ప్రదోష వ్రతం – Pradhosha Vratham
వాల్మీకి జయంతి – Valmiki Jayanti
రమా ఏకాదశి – Rama Ekadashi
ధన త్రయోదశి – Dhanatrayodashi
మాస శివరాత్రి – Masa Shivaratri
నరక చతుర్దశి – Naraka Chaturdashi
దీపావళి – Diwali/Deepavali/festival of lights
కేదార గౌరీ వ్రతం – Kedara Gowri Vratam
అట్ల తదియ – Atla Thadiya