Chaitra Amavasya is the No Moon day in Chaitra month as per Hindu calendar. In 2018, Chaitra Amavasya date is March 17 in North Indian Hindi calendar. As per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu Calendars Chaitra Amavasya 2018 date is April 16.
April 2018 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 2018, the April Amavasya marks the first No Moon in Vilambi nama samvatsara (North India, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka).
The April 2018 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.