Marathi Chaitra Mahina 2017 – Chaitra Month in Maharashtra Hindu Calendar in 2017



Chaitra Mahina is the first month in a traditional Marathi calendar. Manmathanama Samvatsar and Shak Year 1939 begins on the first day of Chaitra 2017 and is observed as Gudi Padva in Maharashtra. Chaitra Mahina 2017 is from  March 28 and ends on April 26, 2017. Some of the important festivals and auspicious days include Gudi Padva, Chaitra Navratri, Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is on April 14, 2017 – Moonrise is at 10:10 PM – Indian standard time.

Chaitra Mahina Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Chaitra Mahina Marathi calendar 2017 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from March 28 to April 11, 2017.
Chaitra Maas 2017 Marathi calendar Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from April 12 to April 26, 2017.

Marathi Chaitra month Ekadasi dates are:
Kamda Ekadasi – April 7
Varuthini Ekadasi – April 22 (Smarta
Varuthini Ekadasi – April 23 (Vaishnav)

Shiva Pradosh Fasting Dates in Marathi Chaitra Month are:
Pradosh – April 8
Pradosha – April 24

The dates of important festivals in Chaitra Mahina are:
Gudi Padva (Maharashtrian New Year) – March 28
Chaitra Navratri begins –  March 28
Gowri Tritiya – March 30
Matsya Jayanti – March 30
Sri Panchami and Lakshmi Panchami – April 1
Ashokashtami - April 4
Ram Navami – April 4
Chaitra Navratri ends - April 5
Anang Trayodasi - April 8
Hanuman Janma Upvaas – April 20
Hanuman Jayanti – April 11

Purnima in Chaitra Month
Chaitra Pournima or Full moon day is on April 11, 2017 (Full moon) - Time is from 10:23 AM on April 10 to 11:38 AM on April 11, 2017 - Purnima Vrat is on April 10, 2017. Vaishak Snan begins on the day.

Amavasi in Chaitra Month
Chaitra Amavasya on April 26. The Amavasi begins at 9:08 PM on April 25 and ends at 5:46 PM on April 27.

Please note that Chaitra month 2017 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from March 13, 2017 to April 11, 2017.

Chaitra Month in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is similar to the Marathi Calendar. But in Gujarat, Chaitra is the sixth month in a traditional Gujarati calendar.

Next month in Marathi Calendar is the Vaishakh Month.