Chaitra Month, or Chait Mahina, is the sixth month in a traditional Gujarati Calendar. Chaitra Mas is an auspicious month and the important festivals are Chaitra Navratri, Ram Navami, Swaminarayan Jayanti and Hanuman Jayanti. In 2009, Chaitra in traditional Gujarati Calendar begins on March 27 and ends on April 25. It must be noted here that Chaitra Mahina as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India began on March 11.Chaitra Shukla Paksha in traditional Gujarati Calendar is from March 27, 2009 to April 9, 2009.Phalgun Krishna Paksha is from April 10 to April 25, 2009.Chaitra Mahina in traditional Marathi and in Kannada and Telugu calendars also begins on March 27. In these calendars, Chaitra is the first month and traditional New Year in these calendars is held on March 27, 2009.