Significance, Festivals and Fasting of Chaitra Month 2022

Significance, Festivals and  Fasting of Chaitra Month 2022

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  • Chaitra Month 2022
  • Chaitra Month Start : Saturday, 19 March 2022
  • Chaitra Month End : Saturday, 16 April 2022

Chaitra is the name of a month in Hinduism, which is called Chaitra month in the lunar Hindu calendar. According to Hindu religion Vikram Sawant is the first month and from this month the Hindu New Year begins. Which is called Samvatsara. The months of March and April are in the Gregorian calendar. Being the first month of the Hindu year, Chaitra month has more importance.

It is believed that Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe, started the creation of the universe from the Shukla Pratipada of Chaitra month. At the same time, the beginning of Satyug is also considered from the month of Chaitra.

According to mythological beliefs, on the Pratipada of this month, Matsyaavatar, the first incarnation of Lord Vishnu's Dashavatar, appeared and took Manu to a safe place surrounded by a deluge. From which a new world started after the Holocaust.

Chaitra month is starting from 19th March 2022 and ending in 16th April 2022. According to the Hindu calendar, each month has its own importance, thus Chaitra month also has its importance. The festival of Mahanavami and Navratri comes in the month of Chaitra.

The month of Chaitra is the first month in Vikram Samvat. The names of the Hindu months are based on the constellations. In Hinduism, the changing of the month depends on the lunar cycle, the constellation on which the moon is located, that month is named on the basis of that constellation. On the full moon of Chaitra month, the moon stays in Chitra Nakshatra, hence this month is called the month of Chaitra. Sun enters Aries in the month of Chaitra.

Importance of Chaitra Month

Chaitra month has special significance in Hindu religion. It is believed that Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe, started the creation of the universe from the Shukla Pratipada of Chaitra month. At the same time, the beginning of Satyug is also considered to be from the month of Chaitra. On the Pratipada of Chaitra month, Matsyaavatar, the first incarnation of the Dashavatars of Lord Vishnu, incarnated and brought Manu to a safe place surrounded by a deluge. From which a new world started after the Holocaust.

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