Bhadrapada masa is 6 th month in kannada calendar followed in Karnatak .In2012, there are two Bhadrapada maasa – Ahika Bhadrapada Maasa and Nija Bhadrapda Maasa. Adhika Bhadrapada maasa starts on August 18 and ends on September 16 . Nija Bhadeapada maasa 2012 starts on September 17 and ends on October 15 as Per Kannada Panchanga.
Bhadrapada masa is considered inauspicious for Gruhapravesha, marriages, enagements, and all other auspicious functions. It is considered as Shunya Maasa.
InBhadeapada month as per Kannada panchanga Swarna Gauri Habba Ganesha Habba (ganesh Chaturthi ) Rushi Panchami, Ananta Chaturdashi Anantha Vratha, pitru paksha or Mahalaya paksha and Shraddha Amavaya are the important festivals. Ganapati Navaratri utsava is the major festival celedrated in Karnataka cities such as Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, etc