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Ashadhi Bij, the Kutchi New Year

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    10Pointer
  • Categories
    History & Culture
  • Published
    14th Jul, 2021

Context

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Ashadhi Bij, the Kutchi New Year.

About the AshadhiBij

  • Ashadhi Bij is 2nd day of Shukla paksha of Aashaadha month, of Hindu calendar.
  • This is an auspicious day for farming communities in Northern India especially in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and some other places.
  • This marks the beginning of the new year by the Kutchi People in Gujarat.
  • Ashadhi Bij is celebrated to predict the monsoon. During this, lend is checked by the experts to check the moisture in the atmosphere.
  • It is done to predict the suitability of the crop for the land.
  • On this occasion, Rath Yatra is celebrated.

Major New Year celebrations from different parts of the country

Festival

State

Baisakhi

Punjab

Jude Sheetal

Bihar, Jharkhand

BohagBihu

North Eastern States

Gudi Padwa

Maharashtra

Ugadi

Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

Vishu

Kerala

Pohela Boishakh

West Bengal

Jamshedi Navroz

Gujarat, Maharashtra