Marathi Chaitra Mahina 2015 – Chaitra Month in Maharashtra Hindu Calendar in 2015

Chaitra Mahina is the first month in a traditional Marathi calendar. Manmathanama Samvatsar and Shak Year 1937 begins on the first day of Chaitra 2015 and is observed as Gudi Padva in Maharashtra. Chaitra Mahina 2015 is from March 21 and ends on April 18, 2015.  Some of the important festivals and auspicious days include Gudi Padva, Chaitra Navratri, Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti. There is also a Guru Pushyamrut Yog in the month.

Chandra Grahan on April 4, 2015 in the evening.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is on April 8, 2015 – Moonrise is at 10:10 PM – Indian standard time.

Chaitra Mahina Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Chaitra Mahina Marathi calendar 2015 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from March 21 to April 4, 2015
Chaitra Maas 2015 Marathi calendar Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from April 5 to April 18, 2015

Marathi Chaitra month Ekadasi dates are:
Kamda Ekadasi – March 31
Varuthini Ekadasi – April 15

Shiva Pradosh Fasting Dates in Marathi Chaitra Month are:
Pradosh – April 1 
Pradosha – April 16

The dates of important festivals in Chaitra Mahina are:
Gudi Padva (Maharashtrian New Year) – March 21
Chaitra Navratri begins –  March 21
Gowri Tritiya – April 22
Matsya Jayanti – April 22
Sri Panchami and Lakshmi Panchami – April 24
Ashokashtami - March 27
Ram Navami – April 28
Chaitra Navratri ends - April 28
Anang Trayodasi - April 1
Hanuman Janma Upvaas – April 3
Hanuman Jayanti – April 4

Purnima in Chaitra Month
Chaitra Pournima or Full moon day is on April 4, 2015. The Purnima begins at 3:17 PM on April 3 and ends at 5:34 PM on April 4, 2015. Hanuman Jayanti is on April 4.

Amavasi in Chaitra Month
Chaitra Amavasya on April 18, 2015. The Amavasi begins at 3:36 AM on April 18 and ends at 12:27 AM on April 19, 2015.

Please note that Chaitra month 2015 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from March 6, 2015 to April 4, 2015.

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.