How is Bestu Varas celebrated?
How this day is celebrated? To mark this day, traders close their old account books & open new ones, a day before this. They paint the sacred Swastika symbol and write shubh labh on it. People worship Devi Lakshmi, who is the Goddess of wealth and Devi Saraswati, who is the Goddess of learning.
Why do we celebrate Bestu Varas?
Traditionally known as Varsha Pratipada or Bestu Varas, people who celebrate this day prepare new books to keep accounts called the Chopda. They also worship Goddess Lakshmi for prosperity and peace in all their doings.
Why do Gujarati celebrate New Year after Diwali?
Hindus continue with the festivities from Diwali and decorate their homes with rangoli patterns and garlands, light diyas and set off fireworks. It is tradition for Parsi and Gujarati people to wear new clothes on New Years Day and to show respect to their elders to seek their blessings.
What is the name of Gujarati New Year?
The Gujarati New Year is also known as Bestu Varas and is an extremely important day for the Gujarati community. It is celebrated with great devoutness and enthusiasm across the state.
What is the significance of New Year in India?
Background. The New Year signifies that the time has arrived to bid farewell to the by-gone year and to welcome the New Year. Traditionally, the New Year was celebrated on the first of March every year. However, this date was switched to January 1 as it is considered to have a more religious significance.
What is Hindu New Year called?
As per the Hindu calendar, the first day of Chaitra month is called Pratipada which is also the first day of Chaitra Navratri. It is believed that on this day, Lord Brahma created this universe. Hence, the Hindu new year is celebrated on this day. It is celebrated as Ugadi in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
What is the day after Diwali New Year?
In Gujarat the new year is celebrated as the day after Diwali. As per the Hindu Calendar, it falls on Shukla Paksha Pratipada in the Hindu month of Kartik. As per the Indian Calendar based on Lunar Cycle, Kartik is the first month of the year and the New Year in Gujarat falls on the first bright day of Kartik (Ekam).
Which festival is known as Bestu Varas?
Gujarati New Year
Gujarati New Year is celebrated a day after Diwali. This year, it is celebrated on November 5. Going by the Hindu calendar, it falls on Shukla Paksha Pratipada of the Kartik month. Also known as Bestu Varas, the day is considered to be an extremely important day for the Gujarati community.
What is Diwali called in Gujarat?
Diwali is sometimes called the Hindu New Year. This is because in parts of India such as Gujarat, that follow the Vikram Samvat calendar, Diwali falls on the day before Vikram Samvat New Year.