Aşāḍha

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  1. that which brings or establishes hope
  2. the Indian month (June-July) that heralds the monsoons (thus bringing in ‘hope’ for the rains that would bring respite from the heat of the preceding summer month of Jyeşţha (May-June)).
  3. another name for Śiva; a sacred staff.

Sometimes transliterated as: Asadha, AsADha, Ashaadha