Hindu Nav Varsh (Gudipadva) known as Hindu New Year
Hindu New Year, is celebrated according to the Hindu lunar calendar , which typically falls in the month of Chaitra (March-April) . The exact date varies every year as it is determined by the position of the moon .
Nav Varsh is an important festival for Hindus and is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm throughout India and other parts of the world where Hindu communities exist . The festival marks the beginning of the new year and is considered an auspicious time for new beginnings and fresh starts .
The celebration of Hindu Nav Varsh varies depending on the region and traditions followed . In some parts of India , people decorate their homes with flowers and rangolis ( colorful patterns made with powdered colors ) . They also perform puja ( worship ) to their deities and offer special prayers seeking blessings for the new year .
In certain communities , people also observe fasting and refrain from eating food for the entire day . They break the fast only after performing the puja and seeking the blessings of the deities .
Hindu Nav Varsh is an occasion for people to come together and celebrate with family and friends . It is also a time to reflect on the past year and make new resolutions for the upcoming year . The festival is an important part of Hindu culture and tradition and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion Hindu Nav Varsh also known as Hindu New Year is an important festival celebrated in many parts of India and Nepal . It falls on the first day of the Hindu calendar month of Chaitra , which usually corresponds to March or April in the Gregorian calendar .
The Hindu calendar is based on the cycles of the moon and has a unique way of tracking time . Each year , the first day of Chaitra is considered the beginning of a new year and it is believed that Lord Brahma , the creator of the universe , began his creation on this day .
The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and is marked by various rituals and customs . People clean their homes and decorate them with flowers and rangolis . They also wear new clothes and prepare traditional dishes .
One of the main customs of the Hindu Nav Varsh is the performing of puja or worship . People offer prayers to Lord Brahma and seek his blessings for a prosperous and happy new year . Many temples hold special ceremonies and rituals to mark the occasion .
In some parts of India , the festival is also known as Gudi Padwa or Ugadi and it is celebrated with unique traditions and customs . For example in Maharashtra , people erect a Gudi or a flag made of a bamboo stick and a cloth , which is then adorned with neem leaves , flowers and a copper vessel . This Gudi is then placed outside the house , symbolizing victory and prosperity .
Overall , the Hindu Nav Varsh is a time for new beginnings , hope and renewal . It is a time for people to come together and celebrate the start of a new year with joy and enthusiasm .
One of the major festivals associated with the Hindu New Year is Gudi Padwa , which is celebrated in the western states of Maharashtra and Goa . In other parts of India , the new year is celebrated as Ugadi , Vishu , Baisakhi or Puthandu .