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Gujarati Chaitra Month in 2024 - Chait Mahina in Traditional Hindu Calendar in Gujarat in 2024

Chaitra Mahina is the sixth month in a traditional Gujarati calendar followed in  Gujarat ,  India . Chaitra month 2024 in Gujarati Calendar begins on April 9 to May 8. As per Vikram Samvat calendar, the current year in Gujarati Calendar is the Vikram Year 2080. Some of the important festivals in the month are Chaitra Navratri, Ram Navami, Swaminarayan Jayanti and Hanuman Jayanti. Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Gujarat Chaitra Maas Kamada Ekadasi – April 19 Varuthini Ekadasi – May 4 Shiva Pradosh Fasting Dates in Chaitra Month are: Pradosh – April 21 Pradosha – May 5 Chaitra Maas Sud Padvo and Vad Padvo – Shukla Paksha and  Krishna  Paksha Chaitra Month Sud Padvo in 2024 (Waxing phase of moon) is from April 9 to April 23. Chaitra Month 2024 Vad Padvo (Waning phase of moon) is from April 24 to May 8. Sankashti Chaturthi  monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesha is on April 27, 2024 – Moonrise is at 10:10 PM – Indian standard time. Poonam or Purnima

Bikhauti Mela and Vat Puja at Dwarahat in Uttarakhand

Bikhauti Mela and Vat Puja is a unique festival and fair observed on the Mesha Sankranti day at Dwarahat in Almora District in Uttarakhand. Bikhauti Mela and Vat Puja 2024 date is April 14. Dwarahat literally means the door to heaven. The place is noted for a cluster of 55 temples dedicated to various gods in Hindu Pantheon. Bikhauti Mela and Vat Puja observed on Mesha Sankranti and Vaishakhi day attracts scores of people. The puja and rituals is sort of a thanksgiving to a famous victory the king of the region achieved.