The fourth month of the Gregorian calendar brings many festivals of Hindu Panchag, too. Many a time, the month of Chaitra overlaps with this month, and many highly significant events and beginnings take place in April. The most notable festivals for April 2023 would be Cheti Chand, Chaitra Navratri, Baisakhi, and Tamil New Year. And wait, there’s more! Let’s have a look.
March 21, 2023
Chaitra marks the beginning of the new year in the Hindu Calendar. Chaitra Amavasya is the last day of the first month, and it is considered to wash away the karmic doshas and the sins of a person. Chaitra marks the beginning of the new year in the Hindu Calendar. Chaitra Amavasya is the last day of the first month, and it is considered to wash away the karmic doshas and the sins of a person. Shradh ceremonies are also performed on this day to guide the departed souls of the ancestors to the Pitru Loka. Sacred offerings are also offered to them.
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March 22, 2023
India’s diversity can be most seen in the festivals that the country celebrates. One such celebration is Cheti Chand, which is observed by the Sindhi people. Cheti Chand is a Sindhi event that commemorates the beginning of the New Year for them. It is observed on the first day of the Sindhi month of Chet. The Sindhi New Year, Cheti Chand, falls on the same day as Gudi Padwa for Marathis. The festival of Cheti Chand is also the birthday of Sindhi God Uderolal, also known as Jhulelal.
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March 22 to 30, 2023
Chaitra Navratri is one of the types of Navratri celebrated throughout the year. It is a festival to worship Goddess Durga. During the celebration, Divine Durga is worshipped in nine different ways. Chaitra Navratri is the second most popular Navratri, called after the Sanskrit term vasanta, which also means spring. It occurs in the Chaitra lunar month (In March-April, post-winter). The event takes place after the spring season in certain areas and after the harvest in others. It is also the first day of the Hindu calendar, according to the Vikram Samvat calendar, making it the Hindu New Year.
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March 22, 2023
Ramadan is the Muslim calendar's ninth month and the holy month for fasting. It begins and ends with the arrival of a crescent moon. This is the festival about fasting, praying, and the community. It celebrates the first revelation of the prophet Mohammed. Devotees who observe the Ramadan fast from dawn to sunset. They take a meal before the break of the dawn, which is called suhur, and at the night, the fast is broken with iftar. The recitation of the Quran and observing prayers are also a big part of Ramadan.
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March 30, 2023
Ram Navmi is the birthday of Lord Ram, celebrated all over India with great excitement. It is a great opportunity to offer our prayers to Lord Rama and get his blessings. The entire city of Ayodhya is decorated, and the celebrations are held across the town. People also celebrate the day by offering Puja and delicacies to God. Lord Rama is known to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who fought the demon, King Ravana.
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March 30, 2023
During the Chaitra month, Lord Swaminarayan was born on the Navami Tithi of Shukla Paksha. This lucky day also happens to fall on Ram Navami. Every year on this day, his disciples rejoice and pray throughout the day. The worshippers also recite Lord Swaminarayan's spiritual teachings. They revere by reciting specific prayers dedicated to the good deeds of Lord Swaminarayan.
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April 2, 2023
Kamada Ekadashi Vrat Katha goes back to the days of Mahabharata. Lord Krishna is said to have explained the significance and blessings of Kamada Ekadashi Katha to Yudhisthir, the oldest Pandava and King of Indraprastha. The legend of Kamada Ekadashi is also mentioned in the Varaha Purana. Kamada refers to the fulfilment of all wishes. As a result, many believe that Kamada Ekadashi Vrat fulfils all of one's aspirations in life.
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April 14, 2023
Baisakhi is a Sikh festival. The entire event is planned to honour the beginning of the Sikh New Year. On a large scale, it is celebrated in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana in the northern area. This celebration receives a lot of affection, and it is greeted with passion and zeal. Participants also honour Guru Gobind Singh, the Sikh Guru, on this day. Gurudwaras also hold special langars and offerings to commemorate the occasion. This celebration is also known as Vaisakha Sankranti or Vaisakhi Day.
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April 14, 2023
The Assamese community celebrates Bihu with great enthusiasm. The history of Assam's Bihu festivals dates back to ancient times. According to legend, the first Bihu Dance performance took place in 1964. Each type of Bihu corresponds to a particular season in the agricultural calendar. The term Bhog is associated with the Bhogali Bihu, which means to eat and enjoy. Magh Bihu also refers to a pleasant and enjoyable Bihu. The months of January and February, it signifies the end of the harvest season (Magha).
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April 14, 2023
The first day of the Tamil Calendar, a New Year, sets off with the celebration of Puthandu in the month of Chithirai. It is also called Varusha Pirappu. Sankranti is also observed after dawn and before sunset on the same day. The next year will begin the next day if the Sankranti falls after sunset. In 2023, the date for the festival would be April 14, just like last year. Like Makar Sankranti
in January, the date for this Sankranti also remains the same every year.
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