Marathi Chaitra Mahina 2014 – Chaitra Month in Maharashtra Hindu Calendar in 2014

Chaitra Mahina is the first month in a traditional Marathi calendar. Jayanama Samvatsar and Shak Year 1936 begin on the first day of Chaitra 2014 and is observed as Gudi Padva in Maharashtra. Chaitra Mahina 2014 is from March 31 and ends on April 29, 2014.  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 18, 2014 – Moonrise is at 9:51 PM – Indian standard time.

Chaitra Mahina Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Chaitra Mahina Marathi calendar 2014 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from March 31 to April 15, 2014
Chaitra Maas 2014 Marathi calendar Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from April 16 to April 29, 2014

Marathi Chaitra month Ekadasi dates are:
Kamda Ekadasi – April 11
Varuthini Ekadasi – April 25

Shiva Pradosh Fasting Dates in Marathi Chaitra Month are:
Pradosh – April 12 - As it is Saturday it is Shani Pradosh
Pradosha – April 25, 2014 - As it is Saturday it is Shani Pradosh

The dates of important festivals in Chaitra Mahina are:
Gudi Padva (Maharashtrian New Year) – March 31
Chaitra Navratri begins –  March 31
Gowri Tritiya – April 2
Matsya Jayanti – April 2
Sri Panchami and Lakshmi Panchami – April 4
Ashokashtami - April 7
Ram Navami – April 8
Anang Trayodasi - April 12
Hanuman Janma Upvaas – April 14
Hanuman Jayanti – April 15

Purnima in Chaitra Month
Chaitra Pournima or Full moon day is on April 15, 2014. The Purnima begins at 1:13 PM on April 15 to 1:12 PM on April 15, 2014. Hanuman Jayanti is on April 15. Hanuman Jayanti Fasting is on April 14.

Amavasi in Chaitra Month
Chaitra Amavasya on April 29, 2014. The Amavasi begins at 12:39 PM on April 28 and ends at 11:43 AM on April 29, 2014.

Please note that Chaitra month 2014 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from March 17, 2014 to April 15, 2014.

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.