Chaitra Amavasya is the No Moon day in Chaitra month as per Hindu calendar. In 2017, Chaitra Amavasya date is March 28 in North Indian Hindi calendar. As per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu Calendars Chaitra Amavasya 2017 date is April 26.
April 2017 Amavasya is Panguni Amavasai in Tamil calendar and Meena Masa Amavasya in Kerala calendar.
On the following day of Chaitra Amavasya, Vaishakh month begins.
Chaitra Amavasya is the first Amavasya in Hindu Year as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars. In 2017, the April Amavasya marks the first No Moon in Hemalambi nama samvatsara (North India, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka).
The April 2017 No Moon is known as Vaishakha Amavasya in Purnimant lunar calendars followed in North India.
Chaitra Amavasya is auspicious for Pinda daan and Pitru Tharpan. Performing daan (donations or charity) is also auspicious on Chaitra Amabashya.