The Hindu calendar, in most parts of the country, traditionally begins on Chaitra Shukla Pratipada, popularly referred to as Hindu New Year.
On the first day of the Chaitra month, which often occurs in late March or early April, the new year is welcomed with traditional fervor.
And this day is celebrated across the nation with tremendous delight since it is seen as auspicious for new beginnings.
For Hindus, Chaitra Shukla Pratipada is a significant day. It is considered lucky to begin new endeavors and undertakings on this day since it is thought that Lord Brahma created the cosmos on this day.
Pujas are also performed, and people worship to deities such Lord Brahma.
Hindus place a lot of importance on the Chaitra Shukla Pratipada and the Hindu calendar.
The calendar is useful not just for religious rituals but also for daily tasks.
It is a means to stay connected to one’s culture and ancestry while also learning about the importance of time and how it affects human lives.
The traditional calendars of India play a crucial role in maintaining and honoring the country’s rich cultural and spiritual legacy.
The traditional calendars of India have been in use for many years and are ingrained in both the cultural and spiritual traditions of the nation.
India can maintain its connection to its history and traditions and maintain its own identity by adhering to the ancient calendars.
India’s traditional calendars, which are based on the moon cycle and are intimately related to its spiritual activities, have great spiritual and carnal significance. Following the calendar is a crucial part of respecting these traditions and practices since these are utilized to establish the favorable periods for various religious activities and rites and farming practices.
The traditional calendars of India, which are used to schedule planting and harvesting, are also intimately related to agriculture.
While it is nobody’s case that the Gregorian calendar should not be followed, India should at the same time also continue to follow its own traditional calendars and time scales that are deeply embedded in its native culture, agricultural practices and lifestyle.
By doing this, it can also demonstrate its extensive cultural legacy to the globe and expand its influence by adhering to the traditional calendar.
Shubha Nav Varsh to everyone!