Maharashtrian New Year: Gudi Padwa is the day on which the universe was created by Lord Brahma, according to the Brahma Purana. It is also when Satyug began and Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana.
Ugadi, Telugu & Kannada New year,
The name of the festival is derived from ‘Yuga Aadi’ which means New Age, the first day of the Lunar calendar. It’s also Vasanth Ruthu (spring). It symbolises new life with blooming of fresh flowers, singing of birds and fruit-laden trees. It is considered an auspicious time to venture into new projects.
Cheti Chand Sindhi New Year:
The day is celebrated as the birthday of Jhulelal, the Ishtadevta. Water is worshipped as the elixir of life. For those who observed 40 days and nights of austerities, Chaliho Sahab, it is Thanksgiving Day.
The Hindu New Year in the traditional lunar Hindu calendars followed in North India – especially in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Chhattisgarh is celebrated on Chaitra Shukala Pratipada (March – April). The New Year is first day after the Amavasi (No moon) in the month of Chaitra. In 2009, the Nav Samvat begins on March 27.
According to the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India this is year 2066. This calculation of Hindu New Year is based on the Luni-Solar calendar. A month in the calendar is calculated from full moon to full moon (Purnima to Purnima). This is known as Purnimanta system.
The calendars followed mainly in North India are based on the Amanta and Purnimanta system. Amanta calendar is calculated from New moon to New moon. Purnimanta is calculated from Full moon to Full moon. Amanta is used in some places for calculating festivals and other auspicious days.
The Amanta Lunar calendar starts with Chaitra month. Amanta is used fix all the major Hindu festivals in North India. Even those communities that prefer the Purnimata calendar use Amanta calendar for fixing festivals.
The Hindu Months
Names of the 12 months of the Indian Civil Calendar and Correlation with Gregorian Calendar
- Chaitra (30 / 31* Days) Begins March 22 / 21*
- Vaisakha (31 Days) Begins April 21
- Jyaistha (31 Days) Begins May 22
- Asadha (31 Days) Begins June 22
- Shravana (31 Days) Begins July 23
- Bhadra (31 Days) Begins August 23
- Asvina (30 Days) Begins September 23
- Kartika (30 Days) Begins October 23
- Agrahayana (30 Days) Begins November 22
- Pausa (30 Days) Begins December 22
- Magha (30 Days) Begins January 21
- Phalguna (30 Days) Begins February 20
The Hindu Moon Days
Names of 15 Moon Days in the Hindu Month
- Prathamã First
- Dvitïyã Second
- Trtïyã Third
- Chaturthï Fourth
- Pañchamï Fifth
- Sasthï Sixth
- Saptamï Seventh
- Astamï Eighth
- Navamï Ninth
- Dasamï Tenth
- Ekãdasï Eleventh
- Dvadasï Twelfth
- Trayodasï Thirteenth
- Chaturdasï Fourteenth
- Panchadasï Fifteenth
- Purnimã (Suklapaksha) Full Moon
- Amãvãsyã (Krsnapaksa) New Moon
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