Telugu Chaitra Month 2014 – Chaitra Masa in Traditional Calendar in Andhra Pradesh in 2014

Chaitra Month, or Chaitra Masa, is the first month in a traditional Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh. Chaitra Masa 2014 begins on March 31 and ends on April 29, 2014. Jayanama Samvatsara (1936) 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 18, 2014 – Moonrise is at 9:51 PM – Indian standard time.

Chaitra Masa 2014 Shukla and Krishna Paksha
Chaitra Masa 2014 Shukla Paksha or bright phase of moon in Telugu Calendar is from March 31 to April 15, 2014
Chaitra Masa 2014 Krishna Paksha or dark phase of moon in Telugu Calendar is from April 16 to April 29, 2014.

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

Shiva Pradosham Fasting Dates in Telugu 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 Masa are:
Ugadi (Telugu 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
Hanumanth Vratam begins on – April 15

Chaitra Masa Poornima
Chaitra Poornima or Full moon day is on April 15, 2014. The Pournami begins at 12:42 PM on April 14 to 12:52 PM on April 16, 2014. Vaishak Snan begins on the day.

Chaitra Masa Amavasi
Chaitra Amavasya or No moon day is on April 29, 2014. The Amavasi begins at 12:01 PM on April 28 and ends at 11:06 AM 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.

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

Next month in Telugu Calendar is the Vaishakh month.