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 2016 date is April 11. 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 during their exile. Ganga River
The day is of great significance in Madhya Pradesh and other parts of
Nishidraj helped Lord Ram in adapting to forest ways.