Chaitra Purnima or Maha Chaitri, the Full Moon day in Chaitra month, is a very auspicious day with its spiritual significance and importance for various pujas. In 2018, Chaitra Poornima date is March 31.
Hanuman Jayanti is the popular festival celebrated on Chaitra Pournami. This festival is mainly observed in Maharashtra, Goa, and some parts of Andhra Pradesh. Hanuman Vijayotsavam is also celebrated on Maha Chaitri.
Chitragupta Vratam or Chitragupt Puja is another important vow celebrated on Chait Purnima day. This puja is dedicated to Chaitragupta, accountant in Lord Yamas asthana. Chitragupt Puja is also observed as Dawat Puja on Bhai Dhuj.
Pathala Vratam is another vrata observed on Chait Poornima day especially in Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Karnataka.
Chaitra Parva is a tribal festival celebrated mainly on Chait Purnima in Koraput region of Orissa and some parts of Bihar.