The fourth month of the Hindu calendar is the month of Ashadha. It is Sandhi Kaal month. The rainy season begins this month. Infection with the disease is highest this month. From this month, a little humidity begins to reach the atmosphere. This month is also called the month of wish fulfillment. In 2022, the month of Ashada will be from June 30 to July 28.
Fasting and feasts of the month of Ashada month
On the first day of the month of Ashada, a gift of khadaun, an umbrella, salt and currant is made to a Brahmin. Shri Jagannath ji’s Rath Yatra is also being deleted this month. The sun and the goddess are also worshiped this month. In this month, “Gupta Navratri” is also celebrated for the worship of Tantra and Shakti.
From this month, Shri Hari Vishnu falls asleep. There is a taboo that bodes well for employment for the next four months. The great feast of Guru Purnima is also celebrated on the full moon of the month of Ashada.
Each month has a different meaning in Hinduism. According to the Hindu calendar, Ashada is the fourth month. In this month, Chaumasa or Chaturmasa begins after Devshayani Ekadashi. This means that no auspicious work is done for the next 4 months. The deities are believed to fall asleep for the next four months.
During this auspicious work like marriage, shaving, etc. it’s not done. Especially in the month of Ashada, Lord Vishnu is worshiped. In this month, Rath Yatra is organized in the Jagannath temple. The month of Ashada begins on June 25. Let us know the list of fasts and festivals that fall this month.
Festivals in Month of Ashada
Sankashti Chaturthi – Lord Ganesha is worshiped on this day. Worshiping the day of Sankashti Chaturthi with rituals grants all wishes.
Sheetlashtami – Sheetlashtami festival is mainly celebrated in Rajasthan. Sheetla Mata is worshiped on this day. The Sheetlashtami festival is called Basod.
Yogini Ekadashi: Lord Vishnu is worshiped on Yogini Ekadashi day.
Pradosh Vrat – Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati are worshiped on Pradosh Vrat day. By fasting and worshiping on this day, happiness and prosperity remain in the house. This fast is done mainly to have children.
Shivaratri: On the day of Shivaratri, the worship of Lord Shiva must be performed according to the law. This day is very important for the devotees of Shiva.
Halahari Amavasya – On the day of Halahari Amavasya, it is especially important to bathe and give charity. On this day, performing Shradh and offering tributes to ancestors brings auspicious results.
Gupt Navratri – Gupt Navratri starts on July 11. From that day on, for the next nine days, nine forms of Mother Durga are worshiped. Gupt Navratri will be held July 11-18.
Jagannath Temple – Lord Vishnu’s Rath Yatra is held at Jagannath Temple from July 12. It is a very important day for the devotees of Lord Vishnu.
Vinayaka Chaturthi Vrat – Lord Ganesha is worshiped on the day of Vinayaka Chaturthi. According to the Hindu calendar, it falls on the Chaturthi Tithi of the Shukla Paksha of each month.
Devshayani Ekadashi, Chaturmasa or Chaumasa Begin: Lord Vishnu is worshiped on the day of Devshayani Ekadashi. From this day on, no auspicious work is being done for the next four months.
Ashada Purnima: Bathing and giving on the day of the full moon has special meaning. People bathe in the sacred river on the day of the full moon. However, because of the crown, if you cannot bathe in the sacred river, please mix Ganges water into the bathing water. Bathing in the sacred river is said to wash away all sins.
Which deities are worshiped?
The most fruitful worship of the Guru takes place in the month of Ashada. Apart from this, the worship of the Goddess also gives auspicious results. Worshiping Shri Hari Vishnu also gives the blessing of having children. In this month, getting wealth becomes easy by worshiping the god of water. We must worship Mars and the Sun this month. to maintain the energy level
What kind of food and drink to consume in in Ashada?
Fruits rich in water should be eaten this month. Do not eat bel at all in Ashada. Eat less fat as much as possible. The use of fennel, asafoetida and lemon is beneficial.