The Hindu New Year is celebrated with the festival of lights Deewali, in the month of Kartik. It is related with the great king Vikramaditya. He was a son of the king Gardabhilla. Once king Gardabhilla had abducted the sister of a well known Jain monk Kalakacharya.
Her name was Saraswati. Jain monk went to the Saka ruler for help to release his sister. The Saka king got a victory over the Gardabhilla. It is believed that after that king Gardabhilla had killed in the forest by a tiger attack. Vikramaditya nurtured in the forest. He attacked on the Sakas and he became a ruler of Ujjain.
The hindu new year has different names in the varied parts of the country. For example –
The hindu new year is observed as ‘Gudhi Padwa’ occasion.
In Tamilnadu State of India:
Chithirai vishu festival is celebrated on this day.
It brings a great happiness and enjoyment for the people. on this occasion it is a tradition to worship goddess Lakshmi and lord Ganesha. People also exchange sweets and gifts with family members and their neighbors.
Hindi New Year Starts In 2016
- Date of the Hindi New Year is: 25 April 2016