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Vaishakh Mahina 2018 in Hindi Calendar – Mantra - Importance - Religious Rituals - Vrat in Vaisakh Month in Hindu Calendars in 2018

Vaishakh Mahina, or Vaisakha Masa, is the second month in a traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. In 2018, Vaishakh Mahina in Hindi Calendar is from April 1 to April 30, 2018. This calendar is followed in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar, Punjab, and Chhattisgarh. The current year in North India Hindu Calendar is Vikram Samvant 2075.

Importance - Religious Rituals - Vrat in Vaisakh Month

The month is named after Vishakha nakshatra - one among the 27 birth stars in Hindu astrology.

As per Skanda Purana, this is an ideal month for all kinds of auspicious and spiritual activities.

The month is dedicated to Sri Krishna (Bhagavan Vishnu). Madhusudan form of Krishna is given importance in the month.

The person waking up in the morning before sunrise, taking bath and performing puja of Krishna will achieve peace and prosperity.

As per Skanda Purana, Raja Mahirath had attained peace, prosperity and moksha by merely taking Vaishakh month Snan - early morning bath in a holy river, pond or lake.

The most important ritual during the period is the Vaishakh Snana, Akshya Tritiya and Ganga Saptami.

Wake up early in the morning. Take bath and then perform Argya to Surya and chant the below given mantra.

Certain people who observe Vaishakh month vrat only take a single cooked meal on the day. At other times they eat raw food, vegetables and fruits.

Vaishakh Mahina Mantra

वैशाखे मेषगे भानौ प्रात: स्नानपरायण:

 अर्ध्य तेहं प्रदास्यामि गृहाण मधुसूदन।।

Other Mantras Chanted in the month are:

ऊं नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय

ऊं नमो नारायण

Donations made in the month

Donations made in Vaishakh month earns merits (punya) which will help in achieving sin redemption. It also helps in reducing the number of births.
Following things are donated in this month:
  • Water
  • Fan
  • Fruits and
  • Grains.

Things Avoided in Vaishakh Month

  • Massage with oil
  • Sleeping during day time
  • Food is not eaten from bronze plate. 
  • Bronze metal is avoided in the month.
  • Eating heavy cooked food at night.
  • Eating cooked two times in a day.

Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat

Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat is on April 3, 2018. Moonrise or Chandrodaya Time is at 8:50 PM.

Vaishakh Mahina Shukla and Krishna Paksha

  • Vaishakh Mahina 2018 Krishna Paksha or Waning phase of moon is from April 1 to April 16
  • Vaishakh Mahina 2018 Shukla Paksha or Waxing phase of moon is from April 17 to April 30

Vaishakh Amavasi

Vaishakh Amavasi as per Hindi calendar is on April 16. The Amavasi begins at 8:37 AM on April 15 and ends at 7:27 AM on April 16.

Vaishakh Purnima

Vaishakh Purnima is on April 30. The Purnima begins at  6:37 AM on April 29 and ends at 6:28 AM on April 30. Purnima Fasting is on April 29.

Vaishakh Ekadasi in North India

April 12, 2018 – Varuthini Ekadasi
April 26, 2018 – Mohini Ekadasi

Pradosh In Vaishakh Month

April 13, 2018 - Pradosh
April 27 - Pradosh

    Important Festivals and Auspicious Days in Vaishakh Mahina 2018 Include:

    April 18 – Parashuram Jayanti
    April 18 – Akshaya Tritiya
    April 24 – Sita Navami
    April 28 – Narasimha Jayanti
    April 29 - Kurma Jayanti

    Please note that Vaishakh month in 2018 in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka begins on April 17 and ends on May 15.

    Next month in Hindi Calendar in North India is the Jyeshta Month.