INDIAN NEW YEAR
There are many days throughout the year celebrated as New Year’s Day in the different regions of India. Diwali is celebrated as the New Year day in the Hindu calendar, across India and Hindus in other parts of the world. Several traditions and customs are followed to celebrate the Hindu New Year.
The fourth day of Diwali is celebrated as New Year in some of the states of India. It is also known as Padwa or Govardhan puja. In this blog, I will be discussing the significance of the Indian New Year and celebration on this special day of Diwali.
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SIGNIFICANCE OF INDIAN NEW YEAR
The fourth day of Diwali is also the first day of the New Year in the Vikram Samvat calendar and may also be known as Pratipada, Govardhan Puja, or Annakut. Annakut means ‘mountain of food’, which is a giveaway that today is all about feasting. Tradition has it that on this day, Lord Krishna lifted Govardhan Hill to give shelter from torrential rains to local villagers. Today, Hindus prepare a great deal of Food and take it to the temples to celebrate the beginning of the New Year and give thanks to Krishna for his benevolence.
CELEBRATION OF INDIAN NEW YEAR
As I already mentioned above that Indian New Year is celebrated during Diwali so, the ancient festival of Diwali has been celebrated for ages in India, and annual celebrations are still held each year all over the country with great flourish, enthusiasm, and gaiety. Traditionally believed to be a Hindu festival of wealth and prosperity, it is amazing to see how Diwali has become an occasion for all Indians irrespective of their status and castes.
On this day we connect to our friends and relatives, exchange gifts and greetings, have fun, food together, burn sparklers and fireworks, wear new clothes and enjoy the biggest Indian and Hindu festival or Indian New Year.
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