Ashadha or Aashaadha ( Nepali: आषाढ Āsādh or Hindi: आसाढ़ Āṣārh, Odia: ଆଷାଢ) is a month of the Hindu calendar (and of the present-day Nepali calendar) that corresponds to June/July in the Gregorian calendar. In India's national civil calendar, Āsāṛh is the fourth month of the year, beginning on 22 June and ending on 22 July. The month is known as Ādi in Tamil. In solar religious calendars, Āsāṛh begins with the Sun's entry into Cancer. It is the first of the two months that comprise the monsoon season.
In lunar religious calendars, Āsāṛh begins on a new moon and is usually the fourth month of the year.
|Shukla Paksha||Krishna Paksha|
|1. Paadyami||1. Paadyami|
|2. Vidu||2. Vidiya|
|3. Thadiya||3. Thadiya|
|4. Chavithi||4. Chavithi|
|5. Panchami||5. Panchami|
|6. Shashti||6. Shashti|
|7. Saptami||7. Saptami|
|8. Ashtami||8. Ashtami|
|9. Navami||9. Navami|
Guru Purnima, a festival dedicated to the Guru, is celebrated on the Purnima (Full Moon) day of the month. Prior to it Shayani Ekadashi, is observed on the eleventh lunar day (Ekadashi) of the bright fortnight (Shukla paksha). "Adi amavasai" is an important festival in Tamil Nadu and auspicious for amman
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