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When is Hindu New Year 2024? Which Year will it be according to Hindu Calendar?

Written by on April 7, 2024

Hindu New Year, also known as Vikram Samvat, is celebrated annually by millions of Hindus worldwide, and this year it falls on April 9. The day symbolizes new beginnings and is deemed an auspicious time to embark on new ventures. Unlike the Gregorian calendar, which commences the new year on January 1, the Hindu New Year starts with the arrival of the Chaitra month. The year starts with Navratri in the Chaitra month, while the Phalgun month marks the culmination of the Hindu calendar.

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On the Hindu New Year, various communities celebrate their respective festivals. The Sindhi community observes Cheti Chand, while Maharashtra celebrates Gudi Padwa. In Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, it’s known as Yugadi, and in Telangana, it’s called Ugadi. The Konkani community in Goa and Kerala celebrates it as well. Additionally, it’s known as Samvatsar Padva, Navreh in Kashmir, and Sajibu Nongma Panba in Manipur.

Hindu New Year 2024: History

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According to local legend, Vikramaditya, the revered king of Ujjain, is said to have freed his subjects from the dominance of the Sakas nearly 2068 years ago. Historians suggest that the traditional Indian calendar, Vikram Samvat, is set 57 years ahead of the widely used Gregorian calendar.

This year marks Vikram Samvat 2081.

The Hindu New Year, or Vikram Samvat, is observed on the first day of the Shukla Paksha of the Chaitra month and is known for its mathematical precision. In several states, the Hindu New Year commences on the first day of the Hindu month of Baishakh.


Hindu New Year 2081: Significance


It signifies the commencement of the New Year according to the traditional Hindu lunar calendar. This auspicious day is considered ideal for new beginnings, fresh starts, and revitalizing relationships. Celebrations entail various customs and rituals, such as cleaning homes, preparing lavish feasts, and offering prayers to deities.

हिंदू नववर्ष के राजा मंगल और मंत्री शनि रहेंगे, इनका देश दुनिया पर पड़ेगा  ऐसा प्रभाव - Hindu nav varsh 2024 vikram samvat 2081 raja of hindu nav  varsh will be mangal

Many also exchange gifts and greetings with their loved ones during this festive period. Moreover, besides its cultural and religious significance, the Hindu New Year also heralds the start of the new harvest season in numerous parts of India.

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Embrace the joy disguised in another year. Bid farewell to the old and welcome the new with positivity.

Happy Hindu New Year!


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