Significance, festivals and fasting of Ashadha month 2024

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  • Ashadha Month
  • Ashadha Month Start : 23 June 2024
  • Ashadha Month End : 21 July 2024

Ashadha is the name of the fourth month in Hinduism. According to Hindu religion Vikram Sawant is the fourth month. The months of June and July are there in the Gregorian calendar.

Ashadh month is starting from 23 June 2024 and ends on 21 July 2024. According to the Hindu calendar, each month has its own importance, thus Jyeshtha month also has importance.

The month of Ashadha in Vikram Samvat is the month of Ashadh. The names of the Hindu months are based on the constellations. In Hinduism, the changing of the month depends on the lunar cycle, the constellation on which the moon is located, that month is named on the basis of that constellation. The month of Ashadha is named after Purvashadha and Uttarashada constellation. The month of Ashadha is named after Purvashadha and Uttarashada constellation. On the full moon of the month of Ashadha, the Moon stays in the middle of Purva Ashadha and Uttarashada Nakshatra, hence this month is called the month of Ashadha. In Vedic astrology, Ashadha begins with the entry of Sun into Gemini.

Significance of the month of Ashadha

The month of Ashadh has its own importance in Hinduism. The Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath is organized on the second day of Shukla Paksha falling in the month of Ashadha. Apart from this, the important festival of Guru Purnima is also made on the full moon day of Ashadh month.

Major fasts and festivals of Ashadha month

Gupt Navratri and Jagannath Yatra are considered to be the major festivals of the month of Ashadh. The names of Ekadashi falling in the month of Ashadh are Yogini Ekadashi and Dev Shayani Ekadashi. Guru Purnima, Nightingale Vrat and Gauri Vrat also fall in the month of Ashadh.

Upcoming Festivals & Vrat 2024

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