Vikram Samvat 2023: Auspicious Date, Time And Muhurats
When you hear the Gujaratis saying ‘Nutan Varshabhinandan’ or ‘Saal Mubarak’ in their language, you know that they are busy celebrating their new year. Some of you may see young children bursting crackers on the road or a couple visiting a temple to seek blessings from God.
The Vikram Samvat calendar indicates starting the Gujarati new year from Shukla Paksha’s Pratipada of Kartik month. This day is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm and happiness to mark the beginning of the new year.
Gujarati New Year is celebrated on the next day of Diwali, where many people perform Annakut Puja, also known as Govardhan Puja. The beauty of India is there are various religions and religious beliefs. For instance, the Hindu new year falls in Chaitra month, Gujarati new year falls in Kartik month, and the Tamil new year falls in Chithirai month.
So, In 2023 on which day you are going to celebrate the Gujarati New Year? Read along with us to know the dates and muhurat timings.
How Gujaratis Say Happy New Year?
Important Dates and Timings Of Gujarati New Year 2023
The Legend Of The Auspicious Day
How People Celebrate Bestu Varas?
The Rituals And The Proceedings
The Ancient Legend
Saka Samvat And Vikram Samvat
Hindu New Year
12 Months Of Hindu Calendar
Chaitra month is the first of the month of the Hindu calendar, which arrives between March or April, as per Gregorian calendar. It is associated with the beginning of Spring and festivals such as Holi, Ram Navami, and Hanuman Jayanti. The first day of Chaitra month is Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, Chaitra Vishu in Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh. Ram Navami, Lord Ram’s birth anniversary, falls on the 9th day of Chaitra. Whereas Hanuman Jayanti falls on the last day (Purnima) of Chaitra month.
During this month, Vat Purnima is observed in the western parts of India. It is celebrated on the full moon day (the 15th) of the Hindu calendar month of Jyeshtha. Snana Yatra is a bathing festival that takes place during the Hindu month of Jyeshtha’s Purnima. We also witness Jagannath Ratha Yatra.
Bhadrapada month falls during August or September, as per the Georgian calendar. We celebrate Anant Chaturdashi during this time.
Margasirsa is the ninth Hindu month, and it arrives in the month of November or December. Hindus also call it Agrahayana. During this month, we celebrate Vaikuṇṭha Ekadasi by observing a one-day fast or organizing puja rituals.
Saraswati Puja’s and Vasant Panchami are the two auspicious days celebrated during the month of Magha. Besides, we also observe Ratha Saptami (Rathasapthami) on the seventh day of this Hindu month.
Phalguna month is the Hindu month that arrives between the month of February or March. During this month, we play Holi with our close one and this month also marks the end of the winter season. People of Goa and Konkan celebrate the festival of Shigmo.
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