Chaitra Month, or Chaitra Masa, is the first month in a traditional Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Chaitra Masa 2022 in Telugu calendar is from April 2 to April 30. Shubha Krutu Nama Samvatsara and Shak Year 1944 begins on the first day of the Chaitra month which is celebrated as Telugu New Year (Ugadi). Some of the important festivals and auspicious days include Ugadi, Chaitra Navratri, Soubhagya Gauri Vratam and Ram Navami.
Chaitra is the 1st lunar month in Hindu calendar.
In Hindu Calendar, there are two methods to mark the lunar month. In one, lunar month is marked from Purnima to Purnima (known as Purnimanta calendar) and in other lunar month is marked from Amavasya to Amavasya (known as Amanta calendar).
List of Chaitra Festivals:
Sheetala Ashtami – Sheetala Ashtami day, which is also known as Basoda Puja, is dedicated to Goddess Sheetala.
Papmochani Ekadashi – Papmochini Ekadashi is one of the twenty four Ekadashi vrats which are observed to seek blessing of Lord Vishnu.
Ranga Panchami – At some places in India Holi is played on Ranga Panchami. Ranga Panchami usually falls after five days of Holi festivity in rest of the India.
Ghatasthapana – Ghatasthapana is one of the significant rituals during Chaitra Navratri. It marks the beginning of nine days festivity.
Ugadi – Ugadi marks the beginning of the New Year according to the lunisolar calendar. This festival is also known as Yugadi.
Gudi Padwa – Gudi Padwa or Samvatsar Padvo is celebrated as the first day of the year by Maharashtrians and Konkanis.
Gangaur – The consort of Lord Shiva, Gauri is worshipped during Gangaur festival. Both married and unmarried women worship Goddess Gauri on this day.
Yamuna Chhath – Yamuna Chhath is celebrated as birth anniversary of Goddess Yamuna.
Rama Navami – On Rama Navami day Hindus celebrate the birth of Lord Rama. On this day Lord Rama was born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kaushalya of Ayodhya.
Kamada Ekadashi – Kamada Ekadashi is one of the twenty four Ekadashi vrats which are observed to seek blessing of Lord Vishnu.
Hanuman Jayanti – Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman, the Vanara god, widely venerated throughout India.
Chaitra Purnima – Chaitra Purnima is the first Purnima in the year according to Hindu lunar calendar and it comes after Yugadi and Gudi Padwa.
Festivals in 2022:
Ugadi (Telugu New Year) – April 2nd
Chaitra Navratri begins – April 2
Gowri Tritiya – April 4
Matsya Jayanti – April 3
Sri Panchami and Lakshmi Panchami – April 5
Ashoka Ashtami – April 9
Ram Navami – April 10
Chaitra Navratri ends – April 10
Anang Trayodashi – April 14
2nd April 2022 Saturday / శనివారము
Telugu Shaka Samvat 1944 Begins
Ugadi on Saturday, April 2, 2022
Padyami Tithi Begins – 11:53 on Apr 01, 2022
Padyami Tithi Ends – 11:58 on Apr 02, 2022
Telugu New Year 2023:
Ugadi 22nd March 2023
Wednesday / బుధవారము
Ugadi Timings 2023:
Telugu Shaka Samvat 1945 Begins
Ugadi on Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Padyami Tithi Begins – 22:52 on Mar 21, 2023
Padyami Tithi Ends – 20:20 on Mar 22, 2023
Chaitra Masa Poornima:
Chaitra Poornima or Full moon day is on April 16, 2022
Time is from 2:25 AM on April 16 to 12:25 AM on April 17
Purnima Vrat is on April 16.
Vaishakh Snan begins on the day.
41 day Hanuman Jayanti Vrat deeksha begins on April 16.
Chaitra Masam Amavasya:
Chaitra Amavasya or No moon day is on April 30. The Amavasya time is from 12:58 AM on April 30 to 1:58 AM on May 1.
Shiva Pradosham Fasting Dates in Telugu Chaitra Month are:
Pradosh – April 14
Pradosha – April 28
Telugu Chaitra month Ekadasi dates are:
Kamada Ekadasi – April 12 or13
Varuthini Ekadasi – April 26
Sankatahara Chavithi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is on April 19, 2022 –
Moonrise is at 10:10 PM – Indian standard time.
Chaitra Masa 2022 Shukla and Krishna Paksha:
Chaitra Masa 2022 Shukla Paksha or bright phase of moon in Telugu Calendar is from April 2 to April 16.
Chaitra Masa 2022 Krishna Paksha or dark phase of moon in Telugu Calendar is from April 17 to April 30.
చైత్ర మాసములో విశేష తిథులు:
ఉగాది – Ugadi
శ్రీ మత్స్య జయంతి – Sri Matsya Jayanti
దమన చతుర్థి – Damana Chaturdasi
జగద్గురు శృంగేరి భారతీ తీర్థ స్వామి జన్మదినము – Sri Sri Jagadguru Sringeri Bharathi Theertha Swamy Birthday
భవానీ అష్టమి – Bhawani Ashtami
అశోకాష్టమి – Ashokastami
శ్రీ రామ నవమి – Sri Rama Navami
కామదా ఏకాదశి – Kamada Ekadashi
ప్రదోష వ్రతం – Pradosha Vratham
చైత్ర పూర్ణిమ – Chitra Pournami
హనుమజ్జయంతి – Hanuman Jayanti
సంకష్టహర చతుర్థి – Sankatahara Chaturthi
శీతలాష్టమి – Sheetalashtami
వరూథినీ ఏకాదశి – Varuthini Ekadashi
మాస శివరాత్రి – Masa Shivaratri
సర్వ అమావాస్య – Sarva Amavasya