Next day of the diwali festival is the New Year for Gujarati people across the world. This day is celebrated as New Year day at Gujarat and it’s near by places with lot of joys and excitement. On this Gujarati new year day Goverdhan pooja is arranged at grand level at Lord Krishna temples of Gujarat.

Gujarati New Year Celebration:

According to legends Lord Krishna lifted Goverdhan mountain on his finger to save Braj (his home town) from heavy rain. he picked up the Goverdhan mount on his finger and all human beings came under the Goverdhan mount. Bestu-Baras, Varsh-pratipada or Padwa are the several name of Guajarati New Year.

Bestu – Baras :-

It is the New Year celebration of Guajarati’s. On this day house, shop and each building are decorated with lights and flowers. Gujarati people dress nicely and goes to temple to pray and at last they distribute Sweets as prasad. They give warm wishes to each other and welcome New Year.

All the pain, difficulties and anodynes of past year can be leaved and new joy and happiness are welcomed on this day. Marriage session also starts with New Year according to Gujarati’s Panchang. (more…)

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Lalita Panchami is the fifth day of Navratra celebration. It is the day of worshiping one of the incarnation of goddess Durga called “Lalita Devi”. She is worshiped by keeping fast of Lalita Panchami by the many people In India. People keeps fast for getting wealth, Happiness and knowledge on this day of Lalita Panchami festival.

Story Behind Lalita Panchami Vrat :

Story behind worshiping goddess Lalita devi is that :- she killed demon Bhanda. He was the creation of ashes of “Kamadev”. Once upon a time when lord Shiva goes into deep intense, Kamdev disturbed him.

Lord Shiva got angry and punished Kamdev by opening his third eye and fired him. One Gana’s of lord Shiva use the ashes of Kamdev and drew a figure of man. When Shiva look at glanced to that figure it get alive. He get Name an Bhanda. After that Bhanda starts to make suffer people by his power what he get by lord Shiva.

Then King “Lord Indra” arranged a yagya to get power for fighting with Bhanda. Then Goddess called Lalita came to help them. Bhanda was killed by the Goddess Lalita and people get relaxed from the (more…)

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