Marathi Chaitra Mahina 2016 – Chaitra Month in Maharashtra Hindu Calendar in 2016



Chaitra Mahina is the first month in a traditional Marathi calendar. Manmathanama Samvatsar and Shak Year 1938 begins on the first day of Chaitra 2016 and is observed as Gudi Padva in Maharashtra. Chaitra Mahina 2016 is from April 8 and ends on May 6, 2016. 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 25, 2016 – Moonrise is at 10:10 PM – Indian standard time.

Chaitra Mahina Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Chaitra Mahina Marathi calendar 2016 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from April 8 to April 22, 2016
Chaitra Maas 2016 Marathi calendar Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from April 23 to May 6, 2016

Marathi Chaitra month Ekadasi dates are:
Kamda Ekadasi – April 17
Varuthini Ekadasi – May 3

Shiva Pradosh Fasting Dates in Marathi Chaitra Month are:
Pradosh – April 19
Pradosha – May 4

The dates of important festivals in Chaitra Mahina are:
Gudi Padva (Maharashtrian New Year) – April 8
Chaitra Navratri begins –  April 8
Gowri Tritiya – April 9
Matsya Jayanti – April 9
Sri Panchami and Lakshmi Panchami – April 11
Ashokashtami - April 14
Ram Navami – April 15
Chaitra Navratri ends - April 15
Anang Trayodasi - April 19
Hanuman Janma Upvaas – April 21
Hanuman Jayanti – April 22

Purnima in Chaitra Month
Chaitra Pournima or Full moon day 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. Hanuman Jayanti is April 22.

Amavasi in Chaitra Month
Chaitra Amavasya on May 6. The Amavasi begins at 4:47 AM on May 5 and ends at 12:59 AM on May 7.

Please note that Chaitra month 2016 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from March 24, 2016 to April 22, 2016.

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.