Shukla Paksha is called the rising moon in the Hindu calendar. Shukla is the Sanskrit word for white or bright. Shukla Paksha is a period of 15 days, which begins on the day of Amavasya and ends on the full moon day. This side is considered auspicious. It is considered good to do all auspicious work in the Shukla Paksha. During the Shukla Paksha, the moon becomes full at a located of 12 degrees per day, and on the full moon day the moon becomes full.
Many festivals are organized during this period, including the Navratri festival, the most important Chaitra Navratri and the Ashwin Navratri.