Chaitra month or Chaitra masa is the first month in Hindu calendar or Hindu Panchangam. In Kannada Panchangam for Karnataka Chiatra masa 2017 starts on March 28 and ends on April 26.
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 2017 marks the beginning of Sri Hemalamba nama samvatsare.
Kannada Chaitra masa Shukla Paksha begins on March 28 and ends on April 11.
Kannada Chaitra masa Krishna Paksha starts on April 12 and ends on April 26.
The major festivals during Chaitra month in 2017 are – Ugadi, Sri Rama Navaratras (Vasanta Navaratri or Chaitra Navaratri), Soubhagya Gauri Vrata, Sri Rama Navami, and Hanuman Jayanti.
Kannada 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