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Asharh (Bengali: আষাঢ়, Ashaŗh) is the third month of the Bengali calendar and the Nepali system of the Hindu calendar.[1] It is the first of the two months that comprise the wet season, locally known as "Barsha" (Bengali: বর্ষা Bôrsha Nepali: वर्षा Barsha ), when the monsoon winds blow.[2] It is named for the constellation Uttarashadha (Bengali: উত্তরাষাঢ়া Uttôrashaŗha), identified with Sagittarius.[3] It is one of the first five months of the year that have 31 days, according to the Bangladeshi version of the Bengali Calendar.[3] In the Indian version of the Bengali Calendar, the month can have up to 32 days.[4]


The month and the monsoon are welcome with songs, dance,[5] and celebration in Bangladesh.[6][7] A popular song is Abar Eshechhey Asharh by Rabindranath Tagore, that is playing during this season.[8][9]

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  2. ^ "Monsoon induces low in Bay of Bengal as rainy season nears". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  3. ^ a b Syed Ashraf Ali (2012). "Bangabda". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  4. ^ "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Metro | Festival with a fixed date". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  5. ^ "Monsoon melodies". The Daily Star. 2013-06-16. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  6. ^ "Rabirag embraces monsoon with music and dance". The Daily Star. 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  7. ^ "Melodies on a monsoon evening". The Daily Star. 2014-06-17. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  8. ^ "The bounty of monsoon in melodies". The Daily Star. 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  9. ^ "Ashari Purnima". The Daily Star. 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2017-04-18.