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Chithirai Month 2023 – Tamil Chithirai Masam 2023 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 2023 begins on April 14 and ends on May 14. Some of the important and auspicious days in the month include Chithirai festival at Madurai Meenakshi Temple and Pournami.

Chithirai Pournami and Amavasai
Chithirai Amavasya is on April 19
Pournami, or full moon day, in Chithirai month is on May 5

Thirukalyanam 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 17 and May 1

Pradosham Fasting dates in Chithirai Masam are  April 18 and May 3

Festival and Auspicious dates in Chithirai Month 2023
  • Pillayar Sankatahara Chaturthi is on April 9
  • Sashti –  April 26
  • Chithirai Pournami –  May 5
The next month in Tamil Calendar is the Vaigasi Masam.