Jyeshta maas (Jyeshta mahina/Jyeshta month) (June-July) is the 8th month in traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Gujarat. In 2012, Jyeshta Maas May 21 and ends on June 19 as per Gujarati Panchang. Same dates are applicable for Telugu, Kannada, and Marathi calendars.
Sud Paksha in Jyestha maas 2012 will begin on May 21 and ends on June 4.
Vad Paksha in Jyeshta maas 2012 will start on June 5 and end on June 19.
Name of Jyeshta maas indicates the nakshatra ‘Jyeshta’. As the Jyeshta nakshatra falls during Purnima in this month, it is hence referred to as Jyeshta mahina.
Ganga Dasara, Nirjala Ekadasi and Krushi Purnima (Vat Purnima) are the major festivals in Jyeshta month 2011 in Gujarati Calendar.
Here are some important dates of Jyeshta Maas 2012 in Gujarati calendar:
Ganga Dashahara – 21 May to 31 May 2012
Jyeshta Sud Paksh Ekadashi (Nirjala Ekadashi) – May 30 / June 1, 2012.
Jyeshta Purnima – June 4, 2012
Sankat Chouth in Jyeshta month 2012 – June 7, 2012
Jyeshta Vad Paksh Ekadasi (Yogini Ekadasi) – June 15, 2012
Jyeshta Amavasya – June 19, 2012