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Kannada Chaitra Masa 2020 – Chaitra Month in Traditional Hindu Calendar in Karnataka in 2020

Chaitra Masa, or Chaitra Month, is the first month in a traditional Kannada calendar followed in Karnataka. Chaitra Masa 2020 begins on March 25 to April 23. Sarvari Nama Samvatsara (Saka year 1942) begins on the first day of the Chaitra month which is celebrated as Kannada New Year (Ugadi). Some of the important festivals and auspicious days include Ugadi, Chaitra Navratri, Sowbhagya Gowri Vratam. Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti.

Sankatahara Chavithi monthly fasting dedicated to Ganesha is on April 11, 2020 – Moonrise is at 10:10 PM – Indian standard time.

Shiva Pradosham Fasting Dates in Kannada Chaitra Month are:
Pradosh – April 5
Pradosha – April 19

Chaitra Masa 2020 Shukla and Krishna Paksha in Kannada Chaitra Month
Chaitra Masa 2020 Shukla Paksha or bright phase of moon is from March 25 to April 8.
Chaitra Masa 2020 Krishna Paksha or dark phase of moon is from April 9 to April 23.

Kannada Chaitra month Ekadasi dates are:
Kamada Ekadasi – April 4
Varuthini Ekadasi – April 18

The dates of important festivals in Kannada Chaitra Masa are:
Ugadi (Kannada New Year) –  March 25
Chaitra Navratri begins –   March 25
Gowri Tritiya –  March 27
Matsya Jayanti –  March 27
Sri Panchami and Lakshmi Panchami – March 29
Ashoka Ashtami - April 1
Ram Navami –  April 2
Chaitra Navratri ends -  April 2
Anang Trayodashi -  April 6
Hanuman Jayanti – April 8

Kannada Chaitra Masa Poornima
Chaitra Poornima or Full moon day is on April 8, 2020 (Full moon) -
Time is from  12:02 PM on April 7 to 8:05 AM on April 8
Purnima Vrat is on April 7.
Vaishakh Snan begins on the day.
Hanuman Jayanti

Kannada Chaitra Masam Amavasya
Chaitra Amavasya or No moon day is on April 22 and April 23. The Amavasya time is from 5:37 AM on April 22 to 7:56 AM on April 23.

Please note that Chaitra Mahina 2020 in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is from March 10, 2020 to April 8, 2020.

Kannada Chaitra month is similar to Chaitra Masa in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.

Next month in Kannada Calendar is the Vaishakh Masa.