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Chaitra Mahina 2018 – Chaitra Month in Hindi Calendar in 2018 in North India - Chait Month

Chaitra Month, or Chait Maas, is the first month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Hindi Chaitra Month in 2018 begins on March 2 and ends on March 31, 2018. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Bihar, and Chhattisgarh. The traditional Hindi New Year is celebrated on the Chaitra Shukla Pratipada (on the first day of the bright or waxing phase of moon in Chaitra Month). Vikram Samvat 2075 as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India will begin on March 18, 2018.

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturti in Chaitra Month 2018 is on March 5. Moonrise time is at 8:58 PM.

Chaitra Krishna and Shukla Paksha in 2018
Chaitra Month Krishna Paksha is from March 2, 2018, to March 17, 2018.
Chaitra Month Shukla Paksha is from March 18, 2018, to March 31, 2018.

Chatira Amavasya in 2018 in North India
Chaitra Amavasi is on March 17, 2018 - Time is from 6:18 PM on March 16 to 6:41 PM on March 17, 2018.

Chatira Purnima in 2018
Chaitra Purnima is on March 31, 2018 (Full moon) - Time is from 7:35 PM on March 30 to 6:07 PM on March 31, 2018. - Purnima Vrat is on March 30, 2018.

Ekadashi in Chaitra Month 2018
Papamochini Ekadasi – March 13, 2018
Kamada Ekadasi – March 27, 2018

Pradosh in Chaitra Month in 2018
March 14, 2018 – Pradosh
March 29, 2018 – Pradosh

Important Festivals in Chaitra 2018 include:

Chaitra Shukladi - Vikram Samvat 2075 begins on March 18
Chaitra Navratri (March 18 to March 25, 2018).
Gangaur Teej/ Saubhagya Sundari Teej - March 20
Gauri Tritiya – March 20
Chatira Ashtami - March 24
Ram Navami – March 25
Hanuman Jayanti – March 31

The Chaitra Month in other regions
In Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, Chaitra Month 2018 begins on March 18 and ends on April 16, 2018.