Chaitra Mahina or Chaitra Month is the first month in North Indian Hindi calendar. Chaitra Mahina 2012 begins on March 9 and ends on April 6. Budhwa Mangal, Chaitra Navratri or Vasant Navratri, Nav Varsh, Sri Ram Navami, and Hanuman Jayanti are the important festivals in Hindi Chaitra mahina of North India. On 9 March 2012, Vasantotsav is celebrated in some parts of North India as it marks the beginning of Chaitra Month.
On the 16th day of Chaitra month in North India, Hindu New year begins. Nav Varsh is celebrated with utmost gusto in all temples.
Krishna Paksh in Chaitra mahina 2012 starts on 9 March and ends on 22 March 2012.
Shukla Paksh in Chaitra mahina starts on 23 March and ends on April 6.