Definitions

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  • proper n. Name of the first month of the Hindu lunar calendar.

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit चैत्र

Examples

  • Sanjeev Syal/Demotix The festival of Ram Navami falls on the ninth day of the Hindu month of Chaitra, which also marks the beginning of spring in India.

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  • The Hindu year begins on the first day, “shuddha pratipada”, of the month of Chaitra (March-April).

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  • Chaitra Navratri or Vasant Navratri takes place in the month of March-April or the first day of Chaitra month.

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  • Ambe-halad recipes are new, thats lovely info on Chaitra mas!

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  • Chaitra - as the first month called in the Hindu calendar has many functions. and this salad along with panhe raw mango beverage and/or watli daal celebrates spring in Maharashtra.

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  • The actual worship of the Goddess Durga as stipulated by the Hindu scriptures falls in the month of Chaitra, which roughly overlaps with March or April.

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  • As per the Hindu calendar, it falls on the last day on the month of Phalgun, which is a Purnima or Pooranmashi, Full Moon, and on the first day of Chaitra.

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  • It is a celebration also of the Hindu New Year, as Chaitra is the first month of the Hindu Year.

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  • Chaitra, the women of cities and towns generally visit the women of the king's harem in the royal palace.

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  • Watering1 can help enormously to improve the growth of plants on harsh sites during the later dry season (Chaitra to Jestha).

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