Bhadrapada Month Shukla Paksha: List Of Festivals; Pious For 5 Zodiacs!

Bhadrapada Month is a highly auspicious month that begins the next day of Raksha Bandhan, i.e. Poornima of Shravana month. It holds a great significance in Hinduism and Vedic astrology and is one of the sacred months of ‘Chaturmas’. It is full of joyous festivals linked with discipline, fasting, rules, and devotion.

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Significance Of Bhadrapada Month

  • Bhadrapada month is considered as a month to dedicate oneself fully to sacred karmas and to devotion of god.  
  • It is a month in which many auspicious festivals and fasts occur.
  • Bhadrapada Month is fully dedicated to the worship of Lord Ganesha, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva
  • The incarnation of Eternal deity Lord Ganesha, incarnation of various forms of  Lord Vishnu as Shree Krishna, Vamana, and  Varaha, Kali Jayanti, Kajari Teej, Hartalika Teej, Radha Ashtami and numerous other important festivals and fasts take place in the Bhadrapada month.
  • It is an ideal month to make amends for past misdeeds.

So, this month is full of sacred fasts, devotion, worship, and festivities. Now we’ll discover the importance and significance of some major fasts and festivals that will occur in the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada Month.

Varaha Jayanti

Varaha Jayanti is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of Varaha. Lord Vishnu incarnated to end the massacre created by the mighty evil demon Hiranyaksha. Special Puja and havans are organized in Vishnu temples to celebrate Varaha Jayanti in the Bhadrapada Month. It will be celebrated on 17th September 2023 on Tritiya Tithi.

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Vishwakarma Puja

Vishwakarma Puja will also be celebrated on 17th September 2023 on Tritiya Tithi. On this day, Kanya Sankranti i.e., transit of the Planet Sun into the Virgo zodiac will also take place. It is celebrated to mark the incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of Lord Vishwakarma who is the architect and builder of the whole earth. It is widely celebrated in some parts of India especially in Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.

Hartalika Teej

It is also observed on the Tritiya Tithi of the Shukl Paksha of Bhadrapada month. It will be celebrated on 17th September this year. Makeshift sand statues and idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are made and worshiped to attain marital bliss and progeny. 

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Ganesh Chaturthi 

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha, the deity of wisdom, prosperity, auspiciousness, and good fortune. This day holds immense spiritual and cultural significance. It also leads to the  starting of 10-day Ganesh Mahotsava which is celebrated with ultimate energy and pomp across India and the world. It ends on Anant Chaturdashi. Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on 19th September 2023. It is highly auspicious to perform Puja and worship in the Madhyana Kaal as Lord Ganesha is believed to be born in the Madhyana Kaal. The Muhurat for that will be from 11:01 A.M to 13:28 P.M.

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Rishi Panchami

Rishi Panchami is observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi, one day after Ganesh Chaturthi. It is a fasting day observed by women to pay homage to the Sapta Rishis or seven sages to get purified from Rajaswala Dosha.

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Santaan Saptami 

The Saptami Tithi of the Shukla Pakasha of the Bhadrapad month is celebrated as Santaan Saptami or Ananth Saptami. According to the Bhavishya Purana, it is dedicated to worship of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, and the  Lord Sun. Worshiping them gives the blessings of good health and childbirth to the natives. Women observe fast and worship Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati, and Lord Sun between morning  and afternoon. This fast blesses them with the good health and longevity of their children. 

Radha Ashtami

Radha Ashtami  is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Goddess Radha, the consort of Lord Krishna. It falls on the Ashtami Tithi of the Shukla Paksha of the Bhadrapada month. Devotees keep fast on Radha Ashtami Day.  It will be celebrated on 23rd September 2023. It is highly celebrated in most of the parts of Uttar Pradesh, Western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Mathura & Vrindavan.

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Parivartini Ekadashi 

Parivartini Ekadashi will be observed on the Ekadashi tithi of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. It is highly auspicious to worship Lord Vishnu and observe fast on this day. Chanting the names and Mantras of Lord Vishnu and Shree Krishna gives highly auspicious results and increase in devotion. The Vamana Avatar of Lord Vishnu is worshiped on this day.Lord Vishnu takes a turn while sleeping on this day, hence this day is called Parivartini Ekadashi.

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Vamana Jayanti 

Vamana Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is observed on the Dwadashi Tithi of the Shukl Paksha of the Bhadrapada month. According to Bhagvat Purana, Vamana Avatar is considered as the fifth avatar of Lord Vishnu out of the Dashavataras and first in the Treta Yuga.  He was born to Goddess Aditi and Sage Kashyap to end the rule of King Bali and re-establish the throne of Lord Indra. It will be celebrated on 26th September 2023.

Ananth Chaturdashi

Ananth Chaturdashi is widely celebrated across India in various forms and it is the most significant day to worship Lord Vishnu. It is celebrated on the Chaturdashi Tithi (fourteenth day) of the shukla Paksha of the Bhadrapada Month by Sanatan dharmis and Jains to worship Lord Ganesha and Lord Vishnu. This day is dedicated to worship of  Lord Vishnu who is worshiped in his Anant (infinite) form. Devotees observe fast to eliminate Karmic reactions, sorrows, and sufferings.

It is also the tenth day or the last day of Ganeshotsava when devotees bid farewell to the idols of Lord Ganesha by Ananth Chaturdashi Visarjan by submerging the idols of Lord Ganesha in the water bodies. It will be celebrated on 28th september 2023.

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Zodiacs That Will Be Highly Blessed In Bhadrapada Month


Bhadrapada Month is bringing extreme positivity and success in the career of Aries natives.New opportunities are opening their doors and growth is underway.Financial growth is also expected.


Bhadrapada Month is an extremely auspicious and important month for the Cancer natives. The natives will attain success in every sphere of life  and in all endeavors. Material wishes will also come true.


Luck will be on the side of Virgos this month. Achieving high profits and success in new ventures in business is possible for the Virgo natives. The natives will receive full support from their superiors and promotions in their jobs. 


Scorpio natives will celebrate their professional success and achievements. Positivity and good news is on the way and they will spend time with family & friends. Their love relationship will move a few steps closer to a serious commitment. Financial and job security is achievable.


All obstacles will be removed from the career life of the Aquarius natives. New opportunities will be coming in the way of the natives looking for a job.Success and stability in professional life will be achieved.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1. What is special about Bhadrapad month?

Answer 1. This is a highly auspicious month and is famous for observing restraint, fasting, rules, and loyalty.

Question 2. Is Bhadrapada month good for marriage?

Answer 2. No, this month is fully dedicated to devotion, liberation, and religious activities. 

Question 3. What is the importance of Ananth Chaturdashi?

Answer 3. It is the highly auspicious day to worship Lord Vishnu in Ananth form and bid farewell to the ten-day long Ganesh festival.

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