Chaitra month or Chaitra mahina or Chaitra maas is the first month in Marathi calendar or Marathi Panchang. Chaitra month falls in March – April as per Gregorian calendar.
In Marathi Panchang for Maharashtra Chaitra mas 2019 starts on April 6 and ends on May 4. Similar dates are applicable to Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu Panchangam. Chaitra month as well as Marathi New Year starts with Gudi Padwa.
In 2019, Gudi Padwa date is April 6. According to Hinduism, on the first day of Chaitra month Lord Brahma started the creation.
Marathi Chaitra maas Shukla Paksh begins on April 6 and ends on April 19.
Marathi Chaitra mas Krishna Paksh starts on April 20 and ends on May 4.
The major Marathi festivals during Chaitra month in 2019 are – Gudi Padwa, Sri Ram Navratras (Vasanta Navaratri or Chaitra Navaratri), Soubhagya Gauri Tritiya, Sri Ram Navami, and Hanuman Jayanti.
Marathi 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