Chaitra Mahina is the first month in a traditional Marathi calendar. Vijayanama Samvatsar and Shak Year 1935 begin on the first day of Chaitra 2013 and is observed as Gudi Padva in
Maharashtra. Chaitra Mahina 2013 is from April 11 and ends on May 9, 2013. 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.
Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is on April 28, 2013 – Moonrise is at 9:38 PM – Indian standard time.
Chaitra Mahina Shukla Paksha and
Chaitra Mahina Marathi calendar 2013 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from April 11 to April 25, 2013
Chaitra Maas 2013 Marathi calendar Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from April 26 to May 9, 2013
Marathi Chaitra month Ekadasi dates are:
Kamda Ekadasi – April 21
Varuthini Ekadasi – May 5
Shiva Pradosh Fasting Dates in Marathi Chaitra Month are:
Pradosh – April 23
Pradosha – May 7, 2013
The dates of important festivals in Chaitra Mahina are:
Gudi Padva (Maharashtrian New Year) – April 11
Chaitra Navratri begins – April 11
Gowri Tritiya – April 13
Matsya Jayanti – April 13
Sri Panchami and Lakshmi Panchami – April 15
Ram Navami – April 19
Hanuman Janma Upvaas – April 24
Hanuman Jayanti – April 25
Purnima and Amavasi in Chaitra Month
Chaitra Pournima or Full moon day is on April 25, 2013. The Purnimabegins at 4:04 AM on April 25 to 1:27 AM on April 26, 2013. Hanuman Jayanti is on April 25. Hanuman Jayanti Fasting is on April 24.
Chaitra Amavasya on May 9, 2013. The Amavasi begins at 4:17 AM on May 9 and ends at 4:58 AM on May 10.
Please note that Chaitra month 2013 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in
North India is from March 28, 2013 to April 25.
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.