Chaitra month or Chaitra mahina or Chaitra maas is the sixth month in Gujarati calendar or Gujarat Panchang. Chaitra month falls in April as per Gregorian calendar. In Gujarati Panchang for Gujarat Chaitra mas 2014 starts on March 31 and ends on April 29. Similar dates are applicable to Marathi, Kannada, and Telugu Panchangam.
According to Hinduism, on the first day of Chaitra month Lord Brahma started the creation. But Gujarati people celebrate their New Year or Bestu Varsh on the first day of Kartik mahina (November – December).
Gujarati Chaitra maas Sud Paksh begins on March 31 and ends on April 15.
Gujarati Chaitra mas Vad Paksh starts on April 16 and ends on April 29.
The major Gujarati festivals during Chaitra month in 2014 are – Sri Ram Navratras (Vasanta Navaratri or Chaitra Navaratri), Soubhagya Gauri Tritiya, and Sri Ram Navami.
As per North Indian or Hindi Hindu calendar, Chaitra month 2014 has begun on March 17 and will end on April 15.