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Telugu Chaitra Month 2018 – Chaitra Masa in Traditional Calendar in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in 2018



Chaitra Month, or Chaitra Masa, is the first month in a traditional Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Chaitra Masa 2018 begins on March 18 and ends on April 16, 2018. Vilambi Nama Samvatsara (1940) 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 3, 2018 – Moonrise is at 10:10 PM – Indian standard time.

Chaitra Masa 2018 Shukla and Krishna Paksha
Chaitra Masa 2018 Shukla Paksha or bright phase of moon in Telugu Calendar is from March 18 to March 31, 2018.
Chaitra Masa 2018 Krishna Paksha or dark phase of moon in Telugu Calendar is from April 1 to April 16, 2018.

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

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

The dates of important festivals in Chaitra Masa are:
Ugadi (Telugu 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

Chaitra Masa Poornima
Chaitra Poornima 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.

Chaitra Masa Amavasi
Chaitra Amavasya or No moon day is 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.

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

Next month in Telugu Calendar is the Vaishakh month.