|The arrival of monsoon in the month of Asharh helps nature get refreshed after the scorching summer|
Asharh (Bengali: আষাঢ় āshāḍh, Odia: ଆଷାଢ଼ āsāḍha) is the third month of the Bengali and Odia calendars[page needed] and the Nepali system of the Hindu calendar. It is the first of the two months that comprise the wet season, locally known as "Barsha" (Bengali: বর্ষা Bôrsha, Nepali: वर्षा Barsha, Odia: ବର୍ଷା Barsā), when the monsoon winds blow. It is one of the first five months of the year that have 31 days, according to the Bangladeshi version of the Bengali Calendar. In the Indian version of the Bengali Calendar, the month can have up to 32 days.
The month and the monsoon are welcome with songs, dance, and celebration in Bangladesh. A popular poem "Abar Eshechhey Asharh" আবার এসেছে আষাঢ় by Rabindranath Tagore, that is about this season.
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