August 18 , Bhadra Month begins in Bengali Calendar
Bhadra Month or Bhadra Mash is the fifth month in traditional Bengali calendar followed in West Bengal, and some other places in Eastern India. Bengali Bhadra Month 2010 starts on August 18 and ends on September 17. The year 2010-2011 is 1417 Bengali year. Jhulon Jatra (Jhulan Yatra), Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, and Biswakarma Puja are the important Bengali festivals celebrated in the month of Bhadra mash.Bengali Bhadra Month coincides with Tamil month of Avani masam and Malayalam month of Chingam masam. It also corresponds with Shravan and Bhadrapad months in Amavasyanth and Purnimant lunar calendars followed in North India and South India.
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