Monthly Panchang or Panchangam is an Indian calendar which helps to obtain location specific accurate information about the auspicious Muhurta and the best time to be elected by a person to perform an auspicious event or to avoid the inauspicious period for an important work.
We are giving the list of Tithi or dates of important holidays, fasts or Upvas(Vrat) festivals, fairs, Puja, Snan-daan based on this year’s Hindu Panchanga, position of planets and other events of April 2018.
Many auspicious harvest festivals will be celebrated during the auspicious month of Vaishakh, in April 2018, with great devotion and ethusiasm in different parts of India and across the world.
Easter will be celebrated in India and different parts of the world on Sunday, April 1, 2018, on Vaishakha Krishna Paksh Pratipada (North India)
The joyous occasion of auspicious Vaishakhi/Baishakhi, that is mainly celebrated in Punjab and other parts of North India, Vishu, the Malayalam New Year (Kerala, Karnataka), Puthandu (Tamil), Meshadi means Movement of planets in the sky in real time of exalted Sun (Surya) in Mesha Rashi (Aries sign) will be celebrated with great enthusiasm on April 14, 2018.
Vaisakhadi(Bengal) or Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New year) Bahag Bihu(Assam) and Himachal Day will be celebrated on April 15, 2018.
Surya Mesha Sankranti is on 14th April (Snan-dan). Sun transits in exalted sign Aries (Mesh).
The inauspicious Meen Kharmaas/ Malmaas ends on 14th April. All auspicious ceremonies will start again after Meen Kharmas. Ambedkar Jayanti is on 14th April, 2018.
The auspicious Tithi of Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej 2018/ Varshitap Parana(Jain) commences on Wednesday, 18th April, 2018. Akshaya Tritiya is considered an extremely auspicious Tithi for all the auspicious important events or ceremonies like marriage or starting new ventures. Please see the article ‘Akshaya Tritiya/Akha Teej 2018/Varshitap’.
The International Health Day is on April 6, 2018.
Mahavir Swami Kevalagyan is on 25th April, 2018.
Mohini Ekadashi, Parashurama Dwadashi(Sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu),Thrissur Pooram, is on 26th April 2018.
Chhinnamasta Jayanti, Shri Narsimha Jayanti will be observed on 28th April 2018.
Kurma Jayanti ,birth anniversary of Kurma (Lord Vishnu’s second incarnation),Purnima Upavas is on April 29, 2018.
Vaishakha Purnima/ Baishakha Purnima, Buddha Purnima falls on the last day of April on Monday, April 30, 2018
April 2018 Monthly Panchanga/Monthly Panchangam /Indian Calendar
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01 Sunday Vaishakha Month Begins (North India), Krishna Paksh Pratipada, Nakshatra: Chitra, Easter
02 Monday Krishna Paksha Dwitiya, Nakshatra: Swati
03 Tuesday Sankashti Tritiya/Chaturthi, Nakshatra: Vishakha, Karana: Vishti (Bhadra)
04 Wednesday Chaturthi/ Panchami, Nakshatra: Vishakha/ Anuradha
05 Thursday Panchami, Nakshatra: Anuradha/Jyeshtha
06 Friday Shashti, Nakshatra: Jyeshta/ Mula, Karana: Vishti(Bhadra) International Health Day
07 Saturday Saptami, Nakshatra: Mula/ Purvashadha, Karana: Vishti ends
08 Sunday Kalashtami,Nakshatra: Purvashadha/ Uttarshadha
09 Monday Navami/ Dashami, Nakshatra: Uttarashadha/ Shravana
10 Tuesday Dashami, Nakshatra: Shravan, Karana: Vishti(Bhadra)
11 Wednesday Ekadashi, Nakshatra: Dhanishtha, Karana: Vishti ends, Panchak begins
12 Thursday Varuthini Ekadashi/ Dwadashi, Nakshatra: Shatabhisha/ Purvabhadrapada, Panchak,Vallabhacharya Jayanti
13 Friday Dwadashi, Pradosh Vrat, Nakshatra: Purvabhadrapada/ Uttarabhadrapada, Panchak
14 Saturday Trayodashi(Shivaratri) Solar New Year, Nakshatra: Uttarabhadrapada, Karana: Vishti(Bhadra)Panchak, Mesha Sankranti, Baisakhi(North India) Puthandu, Vishu, Meshadi, Ambedkar Jayanti
15 Sunday Chaturdashi/ Darsha Amavasya, Nakshatra: Revati, Panchak, Vishu Kani, Pohela Boishakh (Bengal), Himachal Day, Aghashi Feast
16 Monday Vaishakha Amavasya, Somvati Amavas, Shukla Paksh begins, Nakshatra: Revati/Ashwini, Panchak ends
17 Tuesday Chandra Darshan ,Vaishakha Shukla Paksh Dwitiya/ Tritiya, Nakshatra: Bharani/ Krittika
18 Wednesday Parashurama Jayanti, Akshaya Tritiya, Nakshatra: Kritika/ Rohini, Varshitap Parana, Matangi Jayanti, Masik Karthigai, Muslim month begins
19 Thursday Vinayaka Chaturthi, Rohini Vrat, Nakshatra: Rohini, Karana: Vishti, Daily Yoga: Saubhagya
20 Friday Panchami, Nakshatra:Margashirsha, Daily Yoga: Atiganda, Shankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti
21 Saturday Skanda Shashti, Nakshatra: Ardra, Daily Yoga: Atiganda/ Sukarma, Ramanuja Jayanti
22 Sunday Bhanu Saptami, Ganga Saptami, Ganga Pujan, Nakshatra: Punarvasu, Karana: Vishti (Bhadra), Daily Yoga: Dhruti
23 Monday Masik Durgashtami, Nakshatra: Pushya/ Ashlesha, Daily Yoga: Shula, Bagalamukhi Jayanti
24 Tuesday Sita Navami(birthday of Goddess Sita) Nakshatra: Ashlesha/ Magha, Daily Yoga: Ganda
25 Wednesday Dashami, Nakshatra: Magha, Karana: Vishti (Bhadra), Mahavir Swami Kevalagyan
26 Thursday Mohini Ekadashi, Parashurama Dwadashi,Thrissur Pooram, Nakshatra: Purva Phalguni, Vishti ends
27 Friday Dwadashi, Pradosh Vrat, Nakshatra: Uttara Phalguni
28 Saturday Trayodashi/ Chaturdashi, Nakshatra: Hasta, Karana: Vishti (Bhadra), Chhinnamasta Jayanti, Shri Narsimha Jayanti
29 Sunday Chaturdashi,/Purnima, Kurma Jayanti, Purnima Upavas, Nakshatra: Chitra, Karana: Vishti(Bhadra), Daily Yoga: Vajra
30 Monday Vaishakha Purnima, Buddha Purnima, Chitra Pournami, Pratipada, Nakshatra: Chitra/ Swati
Also read Rahukalam or Period of Rahu is different for each day and it should be avoided for any auspicious work or event chart in the article Rahukalam
Planetary positions for April, 2018
Sun in Pisces, transits to Aries on 14th April(Mesh Sankranti), 2018.
Mars is in Sagittarius.
Mercury is in Pisces.
Jupiter is When a planet is considered moving backwards in astrology A retrograde planet has less energy or strength in Libra.
Venus is in Aries, transits to Taurus on 20th April 2018.
Saturn is in Sagittarius
Dragon’s head, used in Indian Vedic astrology is in Cancer
Dragon’s tail, used in Indian astrology is in Capricorn