HINDU NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS IN INDIA

Sakshi Nagar 21-03-2023 04:10 PM Culture

Hindu New Year is celebrated by all the communities of the world based on their local customs and traditions. According to the calendar based on Vikram Samvat, Shukla Pratipada of Chaitra month is being celebrated as Hindu New Year by the Hindu community in India for centuries. The Hindu New Year celebrated according to the calendar based on Vikram Samvat is also known as Hindu Nava Samvatsar or Naya Samvat. Along with this, this day has also been known by the names of Samvatsarambh, Ugadi, Gudipadwa, Vasant Ritu Aarambh, etc. The Hindu New Year is considered to be the beginning of the Hindu New Year in the country only from the Hindu New Year, which happens in the month of Chaitra. In the month of Chaitra, enthusiasm and beauty are displayed all around in nature and the arrival of spring. On the occasion of the Hindu New Year, the whole of nature seems ready to welcome the new year. From the spiritual point of view also, the Hindu New Year is celebrated as a very holy day.

HISTORY OF HINDU NEW YEAR

The Hindu New Year has been one of the most sacred and important days of the Hindu religion for thousands of years. Hindu New Year is considered a symbol of newness in the Hindu religion and on this occasion, there is a tradition of worshiping and doing various auspicious works. The Hindu New Year is celebrated on the basis of the Vikram Samvat calendar, which began in 58 BC to commemorate the victory of the Shakas by Vikramaditya, the great ruler of Ujjain. (58 B.C) was done. Hindu New Year has special significance for crores of Hindu community people of the country. This day is a day of innovation in Indian society. On the occasion of the new year, people perform different types of worship and religious rituals in their homes and take new resolutions for the new year. On this occasion, all the constellations are in their ideal form, in such a situation, it is considered auspicious to do all kinds of work on the occasion of the New Year. Since this is the time of spring season, new crop starts blooming in the fields and smile starts appearing on the faces of the farmers. On the occasion of New Year, there is an atmosphere of happiness and joy all around. The symbol of the newness of life, the Hindu New Year encourages us to move forward in life.

HOW TO CELEBRATE HINDU NEW YEAR

As each festival brings a new spirit in us and by celebrating it with full enthusiasm and enthusiasm, we give doubt of harmony and harmony in society. Similarly, this Indian New Year also brings one such opportunity for us. On this day we wish each other a Happy New Year. Distribute leaflets, put up flags, banners, etc. Send Happy New Year messages to your known friends, and relatives. Hoist the saffron flag at your homes on this auspicious occasion. Decorate the doors of your homes with mango leaves. Clean the houses and religious places and decorate them with Rangoli and flowers. Participate in religious and cultural programs or organize programs on this occasion. Decorate and compete with the establishments. Decorate with flags and furs. Organize vehicle rallies, Kalash Yatra, huge Shobha Yatras, Kavi Sammelan, Bhajan Sandhya, Mahaarti, etc. Take the importance of this day widely in society by doing programs like service in hospitals, cowsheds, and blood donation.

The Hindu New Year is known as Chaitra Navaratri in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Gudhi Padwa in Maharashtra, Goa, Navreh in Kashmir, Gangaur in Rajasthan, Nutan Varsh     in Gujarat, Cheti Chand in Sindhi, Vaisakhi in Punjab, Haryana, Jammu, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Puthandu in Tamil Nadu, Vishu in Kerala, Sajibu Cheiraoba in Manipur, Buisu in Tripura, Bohag Bihu in Assam, Pana Sankranti in Odisha, Pahela Baishakh in West Bengal, Galdan Namchot in Ladakh, Losar in Arunachal Pradesh, Pateti in Parsis, Nowruz in Zoroastrians

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