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Gujarati Chaitra Month in 2023 - Chait Mahina in Traditional Hindu Calendar in Gujarat in 2023

Chaitra Mahina is the sixth month in a traditional Gujarati calendar followed in  Gujarat ,  India . Chaitra month 2023 in Gujarati Calendar begins on March 22 to April 20. As per Vikram Samvat calendar, the current year in Gujarati Calendar is the Vikram Year 2079. 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 2 Varuthini Ekadasi – April 16 Shiva Pradosh Fasting Dates in Chaitra Month are: Pradosh – April 3 Pradosha – April 17 Chaitra Maas Sud Padvo and Vad Padvo – Shukla Paksha and  Krishna  Paksha Chaitra Month Sud Padvo in 2023 (Waxing phase of moon) is from March 22 to April 6. Chaitra Month 2023 Vad Padvo (Waning phase of moon) is from April 7 to April 20. Sankashti Chaturthi  monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesha is on April 9, 2023 – Moonrise is at 10:10 PM – Indian standard time. Poonam or

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 2023 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.