Chaitra month or Chaitra masam is the first month in Telugu calendar (Telugu Hindu Panchangam). In Telugu Panchangam for Andhra Pradesh, Chiatra masam 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 Kannada Panchanga. In 2019, Chaitra masam marks the beginning of Sri Vikari nama samvatsaram.
According to Hinduism, on the first day of Chaitra month Lord Brahma started the creation. Ugadi or Telugu New Year begins on the first day of Chaitra month in Karnataka.
This festival is also celebrated as Kannada New Year and Marathi New Year (Gudhi Padva). It marks the onset of spring season or Vasanta ruthuvu.
Telugu Chaitra masa Shukla Paksham begins on April 6 and ends on April 19
Telugu Chaitra masa Krishna Paksham starts on April 20 and ends on May 4.
The major festivals during Chaitra month in 2019 are – Ugadi, Sri Rama Navaratri (Vasanta Navaratri or Chaitra Navaratri), Soubhagya Gauri Vratam, Sri Rama Navami, and Hanuman Jayanti.
Telugu 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