Nishadraj Jayanti – Guharaj Nishad Jayanthi

Nishadraj Jayanti is observed on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month (waxing phase of moon in Chait month) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Nishadraj Jayanti 2014 date is April 4. The day is dedicated to the forest chieftain in the epic Ramayana who gave shelter to Lord Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman and helped them to cross the Ganga River during their exile.

The day is of great significance in Madhya Pradesh and other parts of North India.

Nishidraj helped Lord Ram in adapting to forest ways.