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.

Lots of joy, unity, togetherness and love could be seen on this day in people here.

  • Date of Gujarati New Year this year is : October 27, 2011

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  1. MANHER
    December 17th, 2010 | 6:05 pm

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