Know The Significance Of Hindu New Year In Various Regions Of India
India, what comes to your mind when you hear the word India? Cricket? Patriotism? Diverse culture? India is a country of various cultures, languages, castes, and religions. It is a land of unity in diversity where people of different caste, class, religion, of different lifestyles, live together. Above all, India is a country of festivities. Each and every festival is celebrated with full zeal, enthusiasm, and merry happiness. One such festivities approaching is “New Year.” The new year is celebrated all over the country.
Although the entire world celebrates New Year as per the Christian tradition on the 1st of January every year, Indians are all set to celebrate Hindu New Year as per Vedic Time. Every state in India celebrates the New Year in its own way, following traditional and customs and are a part of that particular region exclusively. The Hindu New Year is also known as the Vikram Samvat. We now take a look at the way in which this event is celebrated in different parts of the country.
Gudi Padwa marks the arrival of spring and also celebrated as the new year for Maharashtrians and Konkani. Gudi Padwa is celebrated by hoisting traditional green, and yellow flags called Gudi in Maharashtrian homes.
Vaisakhi or Baisakhi is the harvest festival of Punjab celebrated on the first day of the month of Vaisakhi (according to the solar calendar in Punjab). The Sikh community of Punjab celebrates the day of the establishment of Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh.
The lush green land of Kerala celebrates its new year in April. The day begins with the first darshan of Vishu Kani, in which fruits, vegetables, and flowers are unveiled with a mirror.
Losoong Celebrated in the month of December, Losoong is one of the most popular and old festivals of Sikkim. It marks the end of harvesting season and the New Year for people of Sikkim. It is also known as ‘Sonam Losar’ the farmer’s new year.
The traditional New Year in Tamil begins on 13 or 14 April in the middle of April, or in Chithirai on the first day of the Tamil month. During this festival, people call each other "Puthandu Vazthukal," which means Happy New Year. The special food of this festival is Mangai Pachadi, which is made from raw mangoes, neem flowers, and jaggery.
This new year in Kashmir falls on the first day of Chaitra Navratri and is considered sacred as Shivaratri. The event is celebrated with great enthusiasm and purity, and a new year begins, such as Gaudi Parva, Uganda, etc.
Apart from celebrations, spending time with family and friends, Giving gifts has been a tradition for the past many years. This new year, Involve yourself in the tradition of giving gifts to your family and friends. Send online new year gifts for family and friends and wish them a happy and prosperous new year. Whether you pick personalised new year gifts or traditional gifts, everything is available online.