After the sacred hearing, Bhadrava has started. The sacred festival of Jains, Paryushan continues with a series of festivals, with Haritalika Teej Vrat being observed on the first day of the week. Worshiping Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati on this day brings good fortune. Also, this week Ganesh Chaturthi will come and Lord Ganesha will be present in every house. This week, along with Ganesh Chaturthi, many major fasts and festivals like Rishi Panchami, Surya Shashthi Vrat, Mahalakshmi Vrat, Jyeshtha Gauri Visarjan etc. will be organized.
Ganesh Chaturthi fast (19 September, Tuesday)
Chaturthi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrava month is famous by the name of Ganesh Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is established on this day. The auspicious time of Ganesh Puja is from 11.19 am to 1.43 pm. Ganesh Chaturthi is also called Kalank Chaturthi. Moon darshan is prohibited on this day. Since Shri Krishna had seen the moon, he was also accused of stealing the Syamantaka gem. Fasting on Ganesh Chaturthi Tithi removes all obstacles and brings happiness in life.
Rishi Panchami (20 September, Wednesday)
The fifth day of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrava month is called Rishi Panchami. On this day one should take bath in the river and worship the sages. On the same day, if they keep it for one and a half days, their Ganpati will dissolve. By observing fast on this date one gets freedom from the bondage of birth and death and increases knowledge. It is said in the Puranas that observing this fast brings wealth and prosperity. The wishes of prosperity and having children are fulfilled.
Surya Shashthi Vrat (21st September, Thursday)
Surya Shashthi fast will be observed on the Shashthi date of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrava month. On this day, Sun God was installed in Lolark Kund of Varanasi. Childless women take bath here and wish to have children. Worshiping the Sun on this day provides relief from pain and suffering and increases respect and prosperity. Life on Earth is possible only because of the Sun and it is the only source of energy.
Mahalaxmi Vrat (22 September, Friday)
According to the Hindu calendar, Mahalaxmi Vrat is started on the Saptami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrava month. This fast will start from this day and continue for 16 days. The color of Suraiya is black during Mahalaxmi Vrat which lasts for 16 days. Suraiya means the period of establishing harmony in life. In this fast, along with Mahalakshmi, Yaksha-Yakshini should also be worshipped. By observing this fast, wealth increases and one gets the blessings of Mahalakshmi.
Radhashtami fast (23 September, Saturday)
The festival of Radha Ashtami is celebrated on the Ashtami date of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrava month. Goddess Radha appeared on this day. This festival is celebrated exactly 15 days after Krishna Janmashtami. This festival is celebrated with full religious ceremonies throughout Vraj including Barsana, Mathura, Vrindavan. Radha Rani is the presiding deity of entire Vraj, if you want to get Krishna then you have to worship Radharani. Observing this fast increases respect, age, wealth and happiness.
Jyestha Gauri immersion (23 September, Saturday)
On the basis of Hindu calendar, on the Ashtami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month, there will be a disturbance of Lord Ganesha worshiped with Jyestha Gauri. Gauri Visharan is performed on the second day of Gauri Puja. Before Gauri Visarjan, Aarti is performed and cooked rice along with curd and ripe fenugreek leaves are offered. Gauri is worshiped in Jyestha Nakshatra, hence this date is known as Jyestha Gauri Visarjan.