Hindu New Year’s Day is different in different regions of India. Observance is determined by whether the lunar calendar is being followed or the solar calendar.
The Indian Calendar is a long list of festivals observed all throughout the year. They are not only large in number but also varied because India is a land of various religions, caste and creed. In fact, India is unity among diversity. Different colors, feast, gaiety and prayers characterize and distinguish the festivals and Indian New Year from each other. The most celebrated festival is the Indian New Year all over India in different manner and customs. Some of them are listed here:
Hindu New Year
‘Deepavali’ marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year and Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on this Day.
Lord Ganesha is the symbol of auspiciousness and wisdom, whereas goddess Lakhsmi is the symbol of Wealth. On this day, people light diyas to scare away evil and welcome positivity, good health and wealth and prosperity in the family. It comes in the month of November each year. Some people also celebrate Baisakhi as the beginning of New Year.
Kashmiri New Year
It falls in the month of March or April and it is the day of general celebration, festivity and rejoicing throughout the state.
Telegu New Year
‘Ugadi’ is celebrated with great vigor and pomp in the month of March/ April. Traditionally, mantras are chanted, sweets prepared and distributed on this day. People visit temples to pray to God for well being of their family members. Panchangasravanam or listening to yearly calendar is done at the temples.
Bengali New Year
Bengali New Year is celebrated on April 15th, and begins with early morning processions, songs and dance. It is called ‘Naba Barsha’ meaning New Year . People take a bath in the River Ganga, which is also a part of ritual. Women make beautiful designs on the floor with powdered rice called ‘alpana’ to welcome New Year.
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