Hinduism - What Is Ashvin? | KIRAN ATMA

Hinduism - What Is Ashvin?

Ashvin is the seventh month of the lunar year, typically occurring between September and October, according to the lunar calendar, which is used to calculate most Hindu religious events. 

  • Monsoon rains typically taper down in Ashvin, and the temperature turns a little cooler. 
  • The Pitrpaksha, or gloomy (waning) half of this month, is one of the most inauspicious periods of the year. 
  • The autumn Navaratri, which culminates in Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami, is one of the most significant festivals of the year in the bright (waxing) half. 
  • Indira Ekadashi, Papankusha Ekadashi, and Valmiki Jayanti are some of the other festivities that take place during this month.

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