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Hindu New Year (Hindu Nav Warsh)

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Hindu New Year

Hindu New Year

Hindus welcome the new year with joy and gaiety all over India. At night of December 31, everyone celebrates enthusiastically the English New Year all over the country. But in India and in some other countries where Hindus live in large numbers, New Year is also celebrated according to the Hindu calendar. The tradition of celebration varies in different regions and communities.

Hindu New Year's date in different provinces of India

New Year begins in the month of “MAR-to-APR”, which is being calculated every year, according to Hindu Panchang. The most of Hindus follow “Lunar Calendar” or “Solar calendar” but the People in Gujarat and Punjab states of India, have their own believe that is not based on calendar.

Normally Hindu New Year celebration start with festivals Gudi Padwa, Cheti Chand, Sankranti, Bestu Varas and Poila Baishakh ” and in Southern Indian state, it’s known as “Ugadi, Puthandu Vazthukal and Vishu”.

New Year's Celebration in Different Regions of India

New Year's Celebration in Different Regions of India

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English MonthHindu Calendar (English Calendar Date)Indian States and Regions

MARCH/APRIL

START from, 1st day of "LUNAR CALENDAR" year

Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Konkan, Rajasthan, Marwar, Sindh, Kashmir, Manipur

APRIL

START from, 1st day of "SOLAR CALENDAR" year

Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Odisha, Bengal

JANUARY

START from, 1st Day of Magh

Punjab

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

START from the first day after Diwali

Gujarat

Hindu New Year, according to Lunar Calendar

Hindu New Year, according to Lunar Calendar

Lunar Calendar

Lunar Calendar is an ancient calendar, dated to 8000 BC and is based upon cycles of the Moon's phases, which is used in many countries to define festivals and national holidays. Even Georgian calendar is adjudicated for official uses in India, but in many parts of India people refer lunar calendar to illustrate festivals and start of New Year.

According to Lunar Calendar, the HIndu New Year starts from the 1st day of the Chaitra Month of Sanskrit that happen in the month of "MARCH-APRIL" of the English Gregorian calendar.

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Hindu New Year according to Lunar Calendar

Hindu New Year is celebrated on the first day of the year, according to the Hindu calendar (Lunar calendar), which is after Diwali Amavasya, on the first day of the Kartik month of Hindi. It falls in the month of March or April (generally mid-March) according to the English Georgian calendar. According to the Lunar Calendar, the date of the Hindu New Year between the year 2020 to 2025,

  • 2020 Mar-24 (The first day of the Kartik month in Year 2020)
  • 2021 Apr-12 (The first day of the Kartik month in Year 2021)
  • 2022 Apr-01 (The first day of the Kartik month in Year 2022)
  • 2023 Mar-22 (The first day of the Kartik month in Year 2023)
  • 2024 Apr-09 (The first day of the Kartik month in Year 2024)
  • 2025 Mar-29 (The first day of the Kartik month in Year 2025)
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Solar Calendar

SOLAR CALENDAR Hindus new year start dates according to Solar Calendar

SOLAR CALENDAR Hindus new year start dates according to Solar Calendar

Solar Calendar is based on revolution of the Sun and calendar dates designate the position of Earth around the Sun and also known as Sun Calendar. Hindus In India consider the tropical solar calendars, such as “Bengali Calendar and India National Calendar” and most of English countries accept the “Gregorian calendar”.

Hindu Nav Varsh Celebration

Hindu Nav Varsh Celebration

Hindu New Year according to Solar Calendar

In many parts of India new year start days are considered from the second week of Chaitra Month of Sanskrit Calendar based on tropical solar calendar that varies to different dates in APRIL months of the Gregorian Calendar.

Hindu new Year (Nav Varsh Celebration)

Hindu new Year (Nav Varsh Celebration)

How Hindus Celebrate Hindu New Year

But the rituals of New Year celebration are almost similar in every part of India, Celebration starts with early morning bath and visit to the temple or worship at home. Usually people clean their house and make colorful Rangoli by garland at the entrance of the house and lit the oil field Diya at the place of worship and wear new clothes. Exchanging sweets among friends and relatives is also very common and in many places, people exchange sweets and Prasad among neighbors and friends.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2017 Arai

Comments

Arai (author) from India on March 21, 2017:

Thank you very much!

Happy to hear from you and get wishes in advance, this year Hindu new year will start from 29th of March!

Thanks Again

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 21, 2017:

Thanks for sharing this Indian cultural event. I could hear the sound if Indian music in my head all through the reading of your article. Hope you have enjoyed your New Year festivities this year.

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