Chaitra Mahina 2016 – Chaitra Month in Hindi Calendar in 2016 in North India - Chait Month



Chaitra Month, or Chait Maas, is the first month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Hindi Chaitra Month in 2016 begins on March 24 and ends on April 22, 2016. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Chhattisgarh. The traditional Hindi New Year is celebrated on the Chaitra Shukla Pratipada (on the first day of the bright or waxing phase of moon in Chaitra Month). Vikram Samvat 2073 as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India will begin on April 8, 2016.

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturti in Chaitra Month 2016 is on March 27. Moonrise time is at 8:58 PM.

Chaitra Krishna and Shukla Paksha in 2016
Chaitra Month Krishna Paksha is from March 24, 2016 to April 7, 2016.
Chaitra Month Shukla Paksha is from April 8, 2016 to April 22, 2016.

Chatira Amavasya in 2016 in North India
Chaitra Amavasi is on April 7, 2016 - Time is from 8:36 PM on April 6 to 4:53 PM on April 8, 2016.

Chatira Purnima in 2016
Chaitra Purnima is on April 22, 2016 (Full moon) - Time is from 8:20 AM on April 21 to 10:53 AM on April 22, 2016 - Purnima Vrat is on April 21, 2016.

Ekadashi in Chaitra Month 2016
Papamochini Ekadasi – April 3, 2016
Kamada Ekadasi – April 17, 2016

Pradosh in Chaitra Month in 2016
April 5, 2016 – Pradosh
April 19, 2016 – Pradosh

Important Festivals in Chaitra 2016 include:

Chaitra Navratri (April 8 to April 15, 2016).
Gangaur Teej/ Saubhagya Sundari Teej - April 9
Gauri Tritiya – April 9
Chatira Ashtami - April 14
Ram Navami – April 15
Hanuman Jayanti – April 22

The Chaitra Month in other regions
In Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, Chaitra Month 2016 begins on April 8 and ends on May 6, 2016.