Chaitra month or Chaitra masa is the first month in Hindu calendar or Hindu Panchangam. In Kannada Panchangam for Karnataka Chiatra masa 2019 starts on April 6 and ends on May 4.
Chaitra month falls in March – April as per Gregorian calendar. Similar dates are applicable to Marathi, Gujarati, and Telugu Panchangam.
According to Hinduism, on the first day of Chaitra month Lord Brahma started the creation. Ugadi or Kannada New Year begins on the first day of Chaitra maasa in Karnataka. This festival is also celebrated as Telugu New Year and Marathi New Year (Gudhi Padva). It marks the onset of spring season or Vasanta ruthu. Ugadi 2019 marks the beginning of Sri Vikari nama samvatsare.
Kannada Chaitra masa Shukla Paksha begins on April 6 and ends on April 19
Kannada Chaitra masa Krishna Paksha starts on April 20 and ends on May 4.
The major festivals during Chaitra month in 2019 are – Ugadi, Sri Rama Navaratras (Vasanta Navaratri or Chaitra Navaratri), Soubhagya Gauri Vrata, Sri Rama Navami, and Hanuman Jayanti.
Kannada 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