In 2011, Jaishta Maas begins (date) on May 18 and ends on June 15. Jyeshta Month, or Jyeshta Maas, is the third month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India – especially in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana,
Bihar and Chhattisgarh. The month falls during the peak summer season. Shani Jayanti and Nirjala Ekadasi are some of the most important auspicious days in the month.
Jyeshta Mahina Krishna Paksha is from May 18 to June 1, 2011.
Jyeshta Mahina Shukla Paksha is from June 2 to June 15, 2011.
The current Vikram Samvat year in traditional North Indian calendar is 2068.
Other auspicious days in the month are Apara Ekadasi, Savitri Amavasi, Vat Puja, Ganga Dusshera and Aranya Shasti.
It must be noted here that Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and
Gujarat begins on June 2, 2011 and ends on July 1.