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Gujarati Chaitra Month in 2018 - Chait Mahina in Traditional Hindu Calendar in Gujarat in 2018

Chaitra Mahina is the sixth month in a traditional Gujarati calendar followed in Gujarat, India. Chaitra month 2018 in Gujarati Calendar begins on March 18 and ends on April 16, 2018. As per Vikram Samvat calendar, the current year in Gujarati Calendar is the Vikram Year 2074. Some of the important festivals in the month are Chaitra Navratri, Ram Navami, Swaminarayan Jayanti and Hanuman Jayanti.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is on April 3, 2018 – Moonrise is at 10:10 PM – Indian standard time.
Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Gujarat Chaitra Maas Kamda Ekadasi – March 27 Varuthini Ekadasi – April 12
Shiva Pradosh Fasting Dates in Chaitra Month are: Pradosh – April 8 Pradosha – April 24

Chaitra Maas Sud Padavo and Vad Padavo – Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Chaitra Month Sud Padavo in 2018 (Waxing phase of moon) is from March 18 to March 31, 2018. Chaitra Month 2018 Vad Padvo (Waning phase of moon) is from April 1 to April 16, 2018.

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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 2018 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.