Caitra


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Noun1.Caitra - the first Hindu calendar month (corresponding to March in the Gregorian calendar)
Hindu calendar - the lunisolar calendar governing the religious life of Hindus; an extra month is inserted after every month in which there are two new moons (once every three years)
Hindu calendar month - any lunisolar month in the Hindu calendar
Ramanavami - Hindu lunar holiday (on the 9th day of Caitra) to celebrate the birth of Rama
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The months of the Indian year are, in order, Caitra, Vaisakha, Jyaistha, Asadha, Sravana, Bhadrapada, Asvina, Karttika, Margasirsa, Pausya, Magha and Phalguna.
After 11 days) On Thursday, the seventh of bright fortnight in the month of Caitra of Nepal Sam.
samvat, Karttika comes before Caitra whereas in Caitradi samvat.
Very interesting, too, is the description (83-91) of the yearly court festival as celebrated in and near Majapahit in the months of Phalguna and Caitra (February-April) of 1365, the year when Praparica concluded his work.
For instance the year CS 803 begins on Caitra 7 waxing, but BE 803 begins on Kason 8 waxing (one month and a day, not just one day, later).
The Sipsongpanna data for CS 1166-1338 shows something like one lunar year in five beginning on a day different from the norm, though it does obey the rule that the start of the year is bounded by 5 waxing Caitra and 6 waxing Vaisakha (a year cannot begin, for instance, on 2 Caitra or 7 Vaiskha).