Gujarati Vaishakh Maas 2016 – Vaishakh Month in Traditional Gujarat Calendar in 2016



Vaishakh Maas is the seventh month in a traditional Gujarati calendar followed in Gujarat. Vaishakh Maas 2016 is from May 7 to June 5. The month is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The most auspicious days in the month include Akshya Tritiya, Narasimha Jayanti and Shani Jayanti. It is Vikram Samvant 2072.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Vaishakh Maas
Mohini Ekadasi - May 17
Apara Ekadasi - June 1

Pradosh in Gujarati Vaishakh Month
Pradosh vrat - May 19
Pradosh Vrat - June 2

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is on May 25 – Moonrise is at 9:54 PM – Indian standard time.

Vaishak Masa Sud Padavo and Vad Padavo
  • Vaishak Gujarati calendar 2016 Sud Padvo (Waxing phase of moon) is from May 7 to May 21
  • Vaishak Maas 2016 Vad Padvo Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from May 22 to June 5
Purnima in Gujarati Vaishakh month
  • Vaishak Purnima or Full moon day is on May 21. The Purnima begins at 12:42 AM on May 21 and ends at 2:44 AM on May 22.
Amas in Gujarati Vaishakh month
  • Vaishak Amas or No moon day is on June 5, 2016. The Amavasi begins at 11:50 AM on June 4, 2016 and ends at 8:29 AM on June 5, 2016.
The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Gujarati Vaishak Mahina are:
  • Akshaya Tritiya –  May 9
  • Parashuram Jayanti –  May 8
  • Shankaracharya Jayanti –  May 11
  • Ganga Saptami – May 12
  • Sita Navami – May 15
  • Narasimha Jayanti – May 20
  • Kurma Jayanti - May 21
  • Narad Jayanti - May 23
  • Shani Jayanti - June 5
Please note that Vaishak month 2016 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from April 23, 2016 to May 21.

Vaishak Month in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is similar to the Gujarati Calendar.

Next month in Gujarati calendar is the Jeth or Jyeshta Month.