Chaitra Amavasya is the No Moon day in Chaitra month as per Hindu calendar. In 2019, Chaitra Amavasya date is April 5 in North Indian Hindi calendar. As per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu Calendars Chaitra Amavasya 2019 date is May 4.
April 2019 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 2019, the April Amavasya marks the first No Moon in Vilambi nama samvatsara (North India, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka).
The May 2019 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.