Bhadon

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"In Bhadon, those who love the Guru, shall not be thrown into hell" (134)
(photo:Prabhu Singh)

Bhadon (sometimes written as "Paadao") is a sixth month in the Nanakshahi calendar. The first day falls on August 16. This month coincides with August/September of the Western/Georgian/Julian Calendar and is 31 days long. Sawan and Bhadon form the rainy season. Rain has come after the very hot month of Harh which is considered the hottest month of the year. So Bhadon is considered a very pleasant month with rain and bearable heat in the Punjab, India.

The Guru tells us that the the month of Sawan (July/August) and Bhadon (August/September): "The rainy season is beautiful; the months of Saawan and Bhaadon bring bliss. The clouds are low, and heavy with rain; the waters and the lands are filled with honey. God is all-pervading everywhere; the nine treasures of the Lord's Name fill the homes of all hearts…" (p 928) and also "...The lakes and fields are overflowing with water; the rainy season has come - the time to celebrate! In the dark of night it rains; how can the young bride find peace? The frogs and peacocks send out their noisy calls. Pri-o! Pri-o! Beloved! Beloved! cries the rainbird, while the snakes slither around, biting. The mosquitoes bite and sting, and the ponds are filled to overflowing; without the Lord, how can she find peace? O Nanak, I will go and ask my Guru; wherever God is, there I will go. ||10|| " (p1108)


Important Events during this month:

August:

  • 16 = 1 Bhadon


September:

  • 15 Beginning of the month of Assu


SGGS: This Month

This is what the Guru Granth Sahib says about this month:

ਭਾਦ੝ਇ ਭਰਮਿ ਭ੝ਲਾਣੀਆ ਦੂਜੈ ਲਗਾ ਹੇਤ੝ ॥ ਲਖ ਸੀਗਾਰ ਬਣਾਇਆ ਕਾਰਜਿ ਨਾਹੀ ਕੇਤ੝ ॥ ਜਿਤ੝ ਦਿਨਿ ਦੇਹ ਬਿਨਸਸੀ ਤਿਤ੝ ਵੇਲੈ ਕਹਸਨਿ ਪ੝ਰੇਤ੝ ॥ ਪਕੜਿ ਚਲਾਇਨਿ ਦੂਤ ਜਮ ਕਿਸੈ ਨ ਦੇਨੀ ਭੇਤ੝ ॥ ਛਡਿ ਖੜੋਤੇ ਖਿਨੈ ਮਾਹਿ ਜਿਨ ਸਿਉ ਲਗਾ ਹੇਤ੝ ॥ ਹਥ ਮਰੋੜੈ ਤਨ੝ ਕਪੇ ਸਿਆਹਹ੝ ਹੋਆ ਸੇਤ੝ ॥ ਜੇਹਾ ਬੀਜੈ ਸੋ ਲ੝ਣੈ ਕਰਮਾ ਸੰਦੜਾ ਖੇਤ੝ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਪ੝ਰਭ ਸਰਣਾਗਤੀ ਚਰਣ ਬੋਹਿਥ ਪ੝ਰਭ ਦੇਤ੝ ॥ ਸੇ ਭਾਦ੝ਇ ਨਰਕਿ ਨ ਪਾਈਅਹਿ ਗ੝ਰ੝ ਰਖਣ ਵਾਲਾ ਹੇਤ੝ ॥7॥

bhaadhue bharam bhulaaneeaa dhoojai lagaa haeth ॥ lakh seegaar banaaeiaa kaaraj naahee kaeth ॥ jith dhin dhaeh binasasee thith vaelai kehasan praeth ॥ pakarr chalaaein dhooth jam kisai n dhaenee bhaeth ॥ shhadd kharrothae khinai maahi jin sio lagaa haeth ॥ hathh marorrai than kapae siaahahu hoaa saeth ॥ jaehaa beejai so lunai karamaa sa(n)dharraa khaeth ॥ naanak prabh saranaagathee charan bohithh prabh dhaeth ॥ sae bhaadhue narak n paaeeahi gur rakhan vaalaa haeth ॥7॥

In the month of Bhaadon, she is deluded by doubt, because of her attachment to duality. She may wear thousands of ornaments, but they are of no use at all. On that day when the body perishes-at that time, she becomes a ghost. The Messenger of Death seizes and holds her, and does not tell anyone his secret. And her loved ones-in an instant, they move on, leaving her all alone. She wrings her hands, her body writhes in pain, and she turns from black to white. As she has planted, so does she harvest; such is the field of karma. Nanak seeks God's Sanctuary; God has given him the Boat of His Feet. Those who love the Guru, the Protector and Savior, in Bhaadon, shall not be thrown down into hell. ((7))

-SGGS page 134


Calendar translation

This section gives the translation from Nanakshahi day in this month to the Georgian calendar equivalent for that day.

  • Bhadon 1= August 16
  • Bhadon 2= August 17
  • Bhadon 3= August 18
  • Bhadon 4= August 19
  • Bhadon 5= August 20
  • Bhadon 6= August 21
  • Bhadon 7= August 22
  • Bhadon 8= August 23
  • Bhadon 9= August 24
  • Bhadon 10= August 25
  • Bhadon 11= August 26
  • Bhadon 12= August 27
  • Bhadon 13= August 28
  • Bhadon 14= August 29
  • Bhadon 15= August 30
  • Bhadon 16= August 31
  • Bhadon 17= September 1
  • Bhadon 18= September 2
  • Bhadon 19= September 3
  • Bhadon 20= September 4
  • Bhadon 21= September 5
  • Bhadon 22= September 6
  • Bhadon 23= September 7
  • Bhadon 24= September 8
  • Bhadon 25= September 9
  • Bhadon 26= September 10
  • Bhadon 27= September 11
  • Bhadon 28= September 12
  • Bhadon 29= September 13
  • Bhadon 30= September 14

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