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 2019 starts on April 6 and ends on May 4. 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 April 6 and ends on April 19
Gujarati Chaitra mas Vad Paksh starts on April 20 and ends on May 4.
The major Gujarati festivals during Chaitra month in 2019 are – Sri Ram Navratras (Vasanta Navaratri or Chaitra Navaratri), Soubhagya Gauri Tritiya, and Sri Ram Navami.
Gujarati Festivals in Chaitra Month 2019
Saturday, 6 April 2019 – Chaitra Navratri (Vasant Navratri)
Saturday, 6 April 2019 – Gudi Padwa (Marathi New Year)
Saturday, 6 April 2019 – Ugadi (Telugu New Year, Kannada New Year)
Monday, 8 April 2019 – Gauri Puja
Monday, 8 April 2019 – Gangaur
Thursday, 11 April 2019 – Yamuna Chhath
Sunday, 14 April 2019 – Sri Rama Navami
Sunday, 14 April 2019 – Chithirai Vishu, Puthandu (Tamil New Year, Solar New Year)
Monday, 15 April 2019 – Kamada Ekadashi
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 – Kamada Ekadashi
Friday, 19 April 2019 – Hanuman Jayanti
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 – Varuthini Ekadashi