Chithirai Masam 2014, Chithirai Month 2014 in Tamil Calendar

Chithirai Masam 2014, Chithirai Month 2014 in Tamil Calendar. The first day of Chithirai masam marks the beginning of Tamil New Year (Varusha).

Chithirai Masam or Chitirai month is the first month in the traditional Tamil Panchangam which follows the solar calendar. The 1st day of Chitirai month (Chithirai 1) is celebrated as Tamil New Year which is also known as Chithirai Vishu or Puthandu or Varsha Pirapu. Chithirai is considered as highly auspicious month in Tamil Calendar. In 2014, Chithirai Masam begins on April 14 and ends on May 14.

Chithirai Thiruvizha or Madurai Chithirai Festival, popularly known as Chithirai Brahmotsavam, in Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple is celebrated during this month. Chithirai Pournami is also an auspicious day in Tamil Nadu.

Chithirai masam coincides with Chaitra month and Vaishakha month in traditional lunar calendars followed in North India, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka. Chithirai month coincides with Medam month in Malayalam calendar. Next month in Tamil calendar is Vaikasi Masam.

Tamil Festivals in Chithirai Masam 2014

14 April 2014 – Mesha Sankramanam, Tamil New Year (Puthandu, Chithirai Vishu), Paurnami Vrata, Vishu Punyakalam (Chithirai 1)

18 April 2014 – Sankashtahara Chaturthi (Chithirai 5)

22 April 2014 – Shravana Vrata (Chithirai 9)

23 April 2014 – Vastu Day, Natarajar Abhishekam (Chithirai 10)

25 April 2014 – Ekadashi Vrata (Chithirai 12)

26 April 2014 – Pradosha Vrata (Chithirai 13)

27 April 2014 – Monthly Shivaratri (Chithirai 14)

28 April 2014 – Amavasyai, Arasamara Pradakshinam (Chithirai 15)

30 April 2014 – Chandra DArshan, Krittikai Vrata (Chithirai 17)

2 May 2014 – Akshaya Tritiyai (Chithirai 19)

3 May 2014 – Chaturthi Vrata (Chithirai 20)

4 May 2014 – Agni Nakshatra begins, Sri Adi Shankara Jayanti (Chithirai 21)

5 May 2014 – Shashti Vrata (Chithirai 22)

9 May 2014 – Vasavi Jayanti (Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Jayanti) (Chithirai 26)

10 May 2014 – Ekadashi Vrata (Chithirai 27)

11 May 2014 – Vaishnava Ekadashi (Chithirai 28)

12 May 2014 – Pradosha Vrata (Chithirai 29)

13 May 2014 – Narasimha Jayanti (Chithirai 30)

14 May 2014 – Vishnupadi, Paurnami Vrata, Chitra Pournami, Chitragupta Puja, Buddha Purnima. (Chithirai 31).

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  1. Chithirai festival 2012 in madurai meenakshi temple has begun on 8 April and will end on 20 April. Meenakshi Tirukalyanam date in 2012 is 16 April.

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