Telugu Chaitra Month 2017 – Chaitra Masa in Traditional Calendar in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in 2017



Chaitra Month, or Chaitra Masa, is the first month in a traditional Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Chaitra Masa 2017 begins on March 28 and ends on April 26, 2017. Hevilambi Nama Samvatsara (1939) begins on the first day of the Chaitra month which is celebrated as Telugu New Year (Ugadi). Some of the important festivals and auspicious days include Ugadi, Chaitra Navratri, Soubhagya Gouri Vratam and Ram Navami.

Sankatahara Chavithi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is  on April 14, 2017 – Moonrise is at 10:10 PM – Indian standard time.

Chaitra Masa 2017 Shukla and Krishna Paksha
Chaitra Masa 2017 Shukla Paksha or bright phase of moon in Telugu Calendar is from March 28 to April 11, 2017.
Chaitra Masa 2017 Krishna Paksha or dark phase of moon in Telugu Calendar is from April 12 to April 26, 2017.

Telugu Chaitra month Ekadasi dates are:
Kamda Ekadasi – April 7
Varuthini Ekadasi – April 22 (Smarta
Varuthini Ekadasi – April 23 (Vaishnav)

Shiva Pradosham Fasting Dates in Telugu Chaitra Month are:
Pradosh – April 8
Pradosha – April 24

The dates of important festivals in Chaitra Masa are:
Ugadi (Telugu New Year) –  March 28
Chaitra Navratri begins –  March 28
Gowri Tritiya – March 30
Matsya Jayanti – March 30
Sri Panchami and Lakshmi Panchami – April 1
Ashokashtami - April 4
Ram Navami – April 5
Chaitra Navratri ends - April 5
Anang Trayodasi - April 9
Hanuman Janma Upvaas – April 10
Hanuman Jayanti – April 11

Chaitra Masa Poornima
Chaitra Poornima or Full moon day is on April 11, 2017 (Full moon) - Time is from 10:23 AM on April 10 to 11:38 AM on April 11, 2017 - Purnima Vrat is on April 10, 2017. Vaishak Snan begins on the day.

Chaitra Masa Amavasi
Chaitra Amavasya or No moon day is on April 26. The Amavasi begins at 9:08 PM on April 25 and ends at 5:46 PM on April 27.

Please note that Chaitra month 2017 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from March 13, 2017 to April 11, 2017.

Telugu Chaitra month is similar to calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Karnataka.

Next month in Telugu Calendar is the Vaishakh month.