Jyeshta mahina or Jyeshta month is 3rd month in Hindu calendar. In 2011, Jyeshta mahina begins on 18 May and ends on June 15 in North India. It is one of the auspicious months to observe vratas and pujas. As per Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, and Gujarati calendars, Jyeshta month 2011 starts on June 2 and ends on July 1.
Krishna Paksha Pratipada in Jyeshta mahina begins after 4.39 pm on 17 May 2011 as it is the end of Purnima. But as per astrology, the Pratipada and Jyeshta month begins on 18 May 2011.
Dhanishta Navak, Apara Ekadasi, Shani Jayanti, Vindyavasini Puja, Nirjala Ekadasi, and Vat Purnima Vrat are the major festivals in Jyeshta Mahina of North India.