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Chithirai Month 2018 – Tamil Chithirai Masam 2018 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 2018 begins on April 14 and ends on May 13. Some of the important and auspicious days in the month include Chithirai festival at Madurai Meenakshi Temple and Pournami.

Chithirai Pournami and Amavasai
Chithirai Amavasai is on April 16, 2018.

Pournami, or full moon day, in Chithirai month is on April 30, 2018.

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 26 and May 11

Pradosham Fasting dates in Chithirai Masam are April 27 and May 13

Festival and Auspicious dates in Chithirai Month 2016
  • Pillayar Sankatahara Chaturthi is on May 3
  • Sashti – April 21
  • Chithirai Pournami –  April 30
The next month in Tamil Calendar is the Vaigasi Masam.