Chaitra month or Chaitra mahina or Chaitra maas is the sixth month in Gujarati calendar or Gujarat Panchang. Chaitra month falls in April as per Gregorian calendar. In Gujarati Panchang for Gujarat Chaitra mas 2017 starts on March 28 and ends on April 26. Similar dates are applicable to Marathi, Kannada, and Telugu Panchangam.
According to Hinduism, on the first day of Chaitra month Lord Brahma started the creation. But Gujarati people celebrate their New Year or Bestu Varsh on the first day of Kartik mahina (November – December).
Gujarati Chaitra maas Sud Paksh begins on March 28 and ends on April 11.
Gujarati Chaitra mas Vad Paksh starts on April 12 and ends on April 26.
The major Gujarati festivals during Chaitra month in 2017 are – Sri Ram Navratras (Vasanta Navaratri or Chaitra Navaratri), Soubhagya Gauri Tritiya, and Sri Ram Navami.
Gujarati Festivals in Chaitra Month 2017
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 – Chaitra Navratri (Vasant Navratri)
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 – Ugadi (Telugu New Year, Kannada New Year)
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 – Gudi Padwa (Marathi New Year)
Thursday, 30 March 2017 – Gauri Puja
Thursday, 30 March 2017 – Gangaur
Sunday, 2 April 2017 – Yamuna Chhath
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 – Sri Rama Navami
Friday, 7 April 2017 – Kamada Ekadashi
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 – Hanuman Jayanti
Friday, 14 April 2017 – Chithirai Vishu, Puthandu (Tamil New Year, Solar New Year)
Saturday, 22 April 2017 – Varuthini Ekadashi
26 April 2017 – Chaitra Amavasya