Telugu Chaitra Month 2016 – Chaitra Masa in Traditional Calendar in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in 2016



Chaitra Month, or Chaitra Masa, is the first month in a traditional Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Chaitra Masa 2016 begins on April 8 and ends on May 6, 2016. Durmkuhi Nama Samvatsara (1938) 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 25, 2016 – Moonrise is at 10:10 PM – Indian standard time.

Chaitra Masa 2016 Shukla and Krishna Paksha
Chaitra Masa 2016 Shukla Paksha or bright phase of moon in Telugu Calendar is from April 8 to April 22, 2016.
Chaitra Masa 2016 Krishna Paksha or dark phase of moon in Telugu Calendar is from April 23 to May 6, 2016.

Telugu Chaitra month Ekadasi dates are:
Kamda Ekadasi – April 17
Varuthini Ekadasi – May 3

Shiva Pradosham Fasting Dates in Telugu Chaitra Month are:
Pradosh – April 19
Pradosha – May 4

The dates of important festivals in Chaitra Masa are:
Ugadi (Telugu New Year) –  April 8
Chaitra Navratri begins –  April 8
Gowri Tritiya – April 9
Matsya Jayanti – April 9
Sri Panchami and Lakshmi Panchami – April 11
Ashokashtami - April 14
Ram Navami – April 15
Chaitra Navratri ends - April 15
Anang Trayodasi - April 19
Hanuman Janma Upvaas – April 21
Hanuman Jayanti – April 22

Chaitra Masa Poornima
Chaitra Poornima or Full moon day is on April 22, 2016 (Full moon). The Pournami  Time is from 8:20 AM on April 21 to 10:53 AM on April 22, 2016 - Purnima Vrat is on April 21, 2016. Vaishak Snan begins on the day.

Chaitra Masa Amavasi
Chaitra Amavasya or No moon day is on May 6. The Amavasi begins at 4:47 AM on May 5 and ends at 12:59 AM on May 7.

Please note that Chaitra month 2016 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from March 24, 2016 to April 22, 2016.

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

Next month in Telugu Calendar is the Vaishakh month.