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Marathi Chaitra Mahina 2018 – Chaitra Month in Maharashtra Hindu Calendar in 2018



Chaitra Mahina is the first month in a traditional Marathi calendar. Vilambinama Samvatsar and Shak Year 1940 begins on the first day of Chaitra 2018 and is observed as Gudi Padva in Maharashtra. Chaitra Mahina 2018 is from  March 18 and ends on April 16, 2018. Some of the important festivals and auspicious days include Gudi Padva, Chaitra Navratri, Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is on April 3, 2018 – Moonrise is at 10:10 PM – Indian standard time.

Chaitra Mahina Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Chaitra Mahina Marathi calendar 2018 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from March 18 to March 31, 2018.
Chaitra Maas 2018 Marathi calendar Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from April 1 to April 16, 2018.

Marathi Chaitra month Ekadasi dates are:
Kamda Ekadasi – March 27
Varuthini Ekadasi – April 12

Shiva Pradosh Fasting Dates in Marathi Chaitra Month are:
Pradosh – April 8
Pradosha – April 24

The dates of important festivals in Chaitra Mahina are:
Gudi Padva (Maharashtrian New Year) – March 18
Chaitra Navratri begins –  March 18
Gowri Tritiya – March 20
Matsya Jayanti – March 20
Sri Panchami and Lakshmi Panchami – March 22
Ashokashtami - March 25
Ram Navami – March 25
Chaitra Navratri ends - March 25
Anang Trayodasi - March 29
Hanuman Janma Upvaas – March 30
Hanuman Jayanti – March 3

Purnima in Chaitra Month
Chaitra Pournima or Full moon day 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. Vaishak Snan begins on the day.

Amavasi in Chaitra Month
Chaitra Amavasya on April 16, 2018. The Amavasi begins at 8:38 AM on April 15 and ends at 7:27 AM on April 16.

Please note that Chaitra month 2018 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from March 2, 2018 to March 31, 2018.

Chaitra Month in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is similar to the Marathi Calendar. But in Gujarat, Chaitra is the sixth month in a traditional Gujarati calendar.

Next month in Marathi Calendar is the Vaishakh Month.