In the year 2016 Chaitra Shukla Pratipada is on Friday, 04.April,.2016
Important things about Chaitra Shukla Pratipada -
> Chaitra Shukla Pratipada has a specific importance for the Hindus. They celebrate it as a special day.
> Chaitra Shukla Pratipada is included in one of the Sadhe Teen Muhurats, the Swayam siddh Muhurat (Self Proven Muhurat) for starting a new business or for buying a new vehicles etc. or Griha Pravesh or constructing a new house etc.
> On this day Hindu new year begins.
> Lord Brahma began his creation on Chaitra Shukla Pratipad. So this day is considered as the day of creation and enthusiasm.
> Lord Vishnu took the incarnation of Matsya on this day.
> This day is also known as the beginning of Vikram Samwat.
> Basant Navratra begins on this day.
> In Maharastra this day is celebrated as the festival of Gudi Padawa.
> In Andhra Pradesh and Karnatak this day is celebrated as Ugadi festival.
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