Chaitra Month, or Chaitra Masa, is the first month in a traditional Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh. Chaitra Masa 2013 begins on April 11 and ends on May 9, 2013. Vijayanama Samvatsara 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 28, 2013 – Moonrise is at 9:18 PM – Indian standard time.
Chaitra Masa 2013 Shukla and
Chaitra Masa 2013 Shukla Paksha or bright phase of moon in Telugu Calendar is from April 11 to April 25, 2013
Chaitra Masa 2013 Krishna Paksha or dark phase of moon in Telugu Calendar is from April 26 to May 9.
Telugu Chaitra month Ekadasi dates are:
Kamda Ekadasi – April 21
Varuthini Ekadasi – May 5
Shiva Pradosham Fasting Dates in Telugu Chaitra Month are:
Pradosh – April 23
Pradosha – May 7, 2013
The dates of important festivals in Chaitra Masa are:
Ugadi (Telugu New Year) – April 11
Chaitra Navratri begins – April 11
Soubhagya Gouri Vratam – April 13
Matsya Jayanti – April 13
Ram Navami – April 19
Hanuman Jayanti – April 25
Chaitra Masa Poornima and Amavasi
Chaitra Poornima or Full moon day is on April 25, 2013. The Pournami begins at 3:08 AM on April 25 to 1:34 AM on April 26, 2013. Vaishak Snan begins on the day.
Chaitra Amavasya or No moon day is on May 9, 2013. The Amavasi begins at 3:46 AM on May 9 and ends at 4:47 AM May 10.
Please note that Chaitra month 2013 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in
North India is from March 28, 2013 to April 25.
Telugu Chaitra month is similar to calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Karnataka.
Next month in Telugu Calendar is the Vaishakh month.