Chithirai Month 2015 – Tamil Chithirai Masam 2015 in Traditional Calendar in Tamil Nadu

Chithirai is the first month in a traditional Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. The first day or Chithirai 1 is observed as New Year by many Hindu Tamil communities. Chithirai Month in 2015 begins on April 14 and ends on May 14. Some of the important and auspicious days in the month include Chithirai festival at Madurai Meenakshi Temple and Pournami.

Note – The previous DMK government of Tamil Nadu through a legislation had made Thai (January - February) the first month and Pongal the New Year but many Hindu communities still follow Chithirai as the first month. This legislation was cancelled by the next government that came into power.

Chithirai Pournami and Amavasai
Chithirai Amavasai is on April 18, 2015.

Pournami, or full moon day, in Chithirai month is on May 4, 2015.

Thirukkalyanam or Celestial Wedding Festival at Madurai Meenakshi Temple which is known as Chithirai festival is held in this month.

Ekadasi Fasting dates in Chithirai Masam are April 17, April 29 and May 14

Pradosham Fasting dates in Chithirai Masam are April 18 and May 1

Festival and Auspicious dates in Chithirai Month 2015
  • Pillayar Sankatahara Chaturthi is on May 7
  • Sashti – April 24
  • Chithirai Pournami – May 4
The next month in Tamil Calendar is the Vaigasi Masam.