HINDU NEW YEAR
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New Year Celebrations in Different State in India
States Event Date
Punjab Baisakhi 13th April
Assam Bihu 14th or 15th April
Bengal Bengali New Year 14th or 15th April
Gujarat Gujarati New Year Karthik Shukla Pratipada
Kerala Malayalam New Year Month of Medam
Andhra Pradesh Gudi Padwa Chaitra Shuddha Prathipade
Karnataka Gudi Padwa Chaitra Shuddha Prathipade
Sikkim Sikkim New Year 18th day of the 10th month of the Tibetan Lunar Calendar
Maharashtra Maharashtra New Year Month of Chaitra
Tamil Nadu Tamil New Year 13th or 14th of April

The Hindu New Year marks the celebrations of the New Year according to the Hindu Lunar Calendar. However, the Hindu community is very diverse with people living in different states following divergent cultures and traditions. Therefore, Hindu New Year is not celebrated on one particular date on by different dates in each state or region of the country.

Though, the Hindu community now accepts January 1, which is recognized the world over as the Universal New Year Day, but this has in no way paled the Hindu New Year celebrations. Every state or community refers to their New Year Day by their own names. However, most of the New Year days fall in the month of March–April. Let us have a look at how Hindu New Year is celebrated in different states and by various communities.

Navreh - Kashmir

In Kashmir, New Year is known as Navreh and is celebrated by the Kashmiri Pandit community. It is celebrated somewhere in the months of March-April. On this day, people prapre a plate which comprises certain items such as unhusked rice, bread, yogurt, salt, sugar, a pen, mirror, flowers, an almanac and a silver coin or money. People upon waking up take a peek at the plate before they begin their day.

Navreh Messages

Let the new year bring in lots of happiness, wealth and prosperity for you and your family. Happy Navreh
On Navreh, I pray to lord that all your dreams turn into reality.
New year brings new hopes and aspirations. Wishing you a very happy Navreh.
It's time to give a fresh start to your life. Wishing you lots of happiness. Happy Navreh.
On the auspicious occasion of Navreh let's make a resolution to indulge in deeds that bring happiness to others. Have a great Navreh.

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Ugadi – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telengana

Ugadi is a significant festival observed in the south Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telengana and Karnataka. It is the first day of Chaitra which is the first month of the year. It is celebrated in the months of March or April. In these states it is believed that Lord Brahma, who comprises the trinity along with Vishnu and Shiva, started the creation of the universe on this day. People wake up at dawn and take a bath. Following this, they apply hair oil. Cleaning and decorating the house and putting raw mango leaves on the doors and buying new clothes forms an important part of the celebrations. But the highlight of the day is the unique dish called Ugadi Pachadi. This scrumptious delicacy comprises neem, raw mango, tamarind, jaggery and is prepared in almost every home.

Ugadi Messages

Ugadi is a day to have fun, eat sweets and pray to the Lord for a good harvest.
Ugadi means the beginning of a new year, new hopes, new dreams and new goals. Have a happy Ugadi
May Ugadi drive away all negative and brooding thoughts and usher in the light of reason and positivity.
Celebrate the day with your family and friends by indulging in festivities and gorging on sweets. Happy Ugadi.
May you excel in every action or deed that you undertake in life. Happy Ugadi.
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Gudi Padwa – Maharashtra and Goa

Gudi Padwa is an important day for Hindus in Maharashta and Goa, as well as Konkanis. Celebrated in the month of March-April, Gudi Padwa marks the day when Lord Brahma created the world following the great deluge. The day is significant from the agricultural point of view as it marks the end of one harvest and the start of another. A prominent sight witnessed on this day is gudi displayed in Maharashtrian households either in a window, terrace or other high place so that it is prominently visible. A gudi is a green or yellow cloth which is tied on a bamboo stick. The other articles that comprise the bamboo stick are sugar crystals, neem leaves and a garland of red flowers. People on this day offer prayers, decorate the house with colorful rangolis.


Gudi Padwa Messages

On this Gudi Padwa, let's make a resolution that we will spread kindness and smiles all around us.
Wish you and your family lots of love and happiness on the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa.
It's time to bid adieu to the year gone by and welcome the new one. Happy Gudi Padwa.
On the happy occasion of Gudi Padwa, I pray that you achieve success in everything you do. Have a great Gudi Padwa.
On Gudi Padwa, I pray to the Lord that he may show us the light so that we may tread on the path of righteousness.
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Cheti Chand – Sindhi community

The Sindhi community in India refers to their New Year as Cheti Chand which celebrates the spirit of togetherness. The day is observed in honor of the birth of Jhulelal, the Sindhi water God. The survival of mankind depends on water and such the Sindhi community worships water on this day. In the evening, the Sindhi community worships Varun, who is the god of water and cosmic order, and sing hymns and songs in his praise.


Baisakhi - Punjab

On the 13th or 14th April every year, Punjab comes alive with the beats of the bhangra and Gidda as Punjabis celebrate their New Year. Known as Baisakhi, the day marks prayers for a good harvest. Some of the highlights of the day include processions, visits to the gurdwara and dance and other performances. This is a very significant day for the Sikh community as it was on this day in 1699 that the tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, laid the foundation of Panth Khalsa, the Order of the Pure Ones.


Baisakhi Messages

Let the beginning of the harvest year bring in lots of prosperity for the nation.
Baisakhi is here. It's time for Bhangra and Gidda. Happy Baisakhi.
On this Baisakhi I pray to the almighty for your home to be filled with tons of happiness.
May Wahe Guru always be by your side and always show you the way forward in doing great things. Have a happy Baisakhi.
Baisakhi is a festival of love, prosperity, and peace. May the Lord give you all three. Happy Baisakhi.
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Pohela Boishakh – West Bengal and Bangladesh

New Year is referred as Pohela Boishakh in West Bengal and Bangladesh. Usually observed on April 14, the day coincides with the New Year days celebrated in the southern states, Punjab, Kashmir and others. In the State of West Bengal and the neighbouring country of Bangladesh, the day is observed as a state holiday and a national holiday respectively. The Bengali New Year begins at dawn and all through the day processions, fair and song and dances are observed by the Bengali communities all through India and the world. It is a significant day for the business community as start the day with a new ledger.


Pohela Boishakh Messages

May every day be the best day for you in the year.
This new year, may god shower new happiness on you.
May this year bring plethora of opportunities for you.
With new clothes, dozens of sweets, and blessings of elders, let's celebrate the new year.
May this new year turns out as sweet as Rosogolla.
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Bihu - Assam

Usually celebrated in the middle of April, Bohaag Bihu or Rongali Bihu is observed as New Year's Day in Assam. A harvest festival it marks the beginning of the agriculture cycle. Spread over a period of three days, the first day of the festival is dedicated to the cattle, which, especially for the farming community, is a major means of livelihood. The second day is known as Manuh Bihu. Special dishes are made on this day which comprise flattened rice, curd, jaggery and sweets. The third day of the festival is known as Gosain Bihu. It is dedicated to the worship of deities.

Bihu Messages

May the auspicious festival of Bihu usher in new energy and zeal in you to strive ahead in whatever you do. Happy Bihu.
Welcome Bihu with a big smile and endeavor to make the year ahead prosperous. Have a happy Bihu.
Bihu is the time to rejoice, to say farewell to the year gone by and to welcome with open arms the New Year that is arriving.
On Bihu, banish all the negative thoughts and open your doors to positivity. Happy Bihu!
Let the beautiful colors of Bihu fill you life. Have a great Bihu.
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Puthandu – Tamil Nadu

Tamils celebrate their New Year as Puthandu. Observed in mid-April, it is the first day of Chithirai which is the first month of the Tamil calendar. To usher in good fortune, People begin the day by viewing precious things such as rice, coconut, silver, gold, betel leaves, jewelery, mirror, vegetables among others. People start preparations for the day in advance and this is done by decorating the house. Mango leaves are an important part of the decorations and can be seen garlanded at the doorways. People visit temples to offer their prayers and also cook the traditional meal of pachadi.

Puthandu Messages

On the auspicious occasion of Puthandu, may the Lord shower all his blessings upon you and your family.
I pray that the Lord provides you enough strength to endure the highs and lows of life. Have a happy Puthandu.
Learn from the mistakes that you made in the past year and take a pledge not to commit them in the new year. Happy Puthandu.
May the New Year be like a path full of roses. Have a great Puthandu.
May Puthandu bring in lots of prosperity into your family's life. Wish you and your family a very happy Puthandu.
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Vishu - Kerala

Vishu – the Kerala New Year – is an auspicious day and is celebrated by much fervor by the Malyali community in the state as well as other regions of the country. Vishukani, which means seeing any auspicious sight, is one of the most significant part of the celebrations. Other than this people decorate their homes with lights and burst firecrackers. People indulge in charity by undertaking "Vishukaineetam", which is usually the distribution of coins to the poor and needy people.

Vishu Messages

Let us make a resolution that every day of the New Year will be like Vishu.
On Vishu, I pray that you may have good health, immense wealth, prosperity, wisdom and good fortune in life. Have a happy Vishu.
Vishu is the start of a New Year and of new beginnings. Happy Vishu.
Today I may be far away from you, but on the happy occasion of Vishu, I send my heartfelt wishes to you.
May the Lord bring peace and prosperity in your home. Have a very happy Vishu.
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