Hindu New Year 2024: Date and Vikram Samvat 2081 swami

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Mumbai: In Hindu tradition, January 1st is not the start of the New Year. As per the Hindu calendar, the New Year begins in the month of Chaitra.

According to the Brahmand Puran, when Lord Vishnu entrusted the task of creation to Lord Brahma, his act of creation began on the Pratipada Tithi of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase) of Chaitra month. Therefore, this day is considered highly auspicious for religious activities.

Hindu New Year is known by different names across the country. Various names for it include Gudi Padwa, Cheti Chand, Yugadi, and Nav Samvatsar. There are 12 months in the Hindu New Year, each with its own significance.

Hindu New Year Date 2024

As per the Hindu Panchang, Chaitra month’s Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi falls on April 9th, 2024, which is a Tuesday, marking the beginning of the Hindu New Year.

How is Hindu New Year Different from January 1st?

The Hindu Panchang terms the New Year as Nav Samvatsar, and this year, it’s Vikram Samvat 2081. Upon the arrival of the Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi in Chaitra month, the Hindu calendar will mark the year as 2081. Western tradition, however, celebrates the New Year on January 1st according to the Julian calendar every year. There is a 57-year difference between the two systems. While the Julian calendar marks the year 2024, the Hindu New Year will be 2081 this time, showcasing a gap of approximately 57 years between them.

Celebration of Hindu New Year

Hindus welcome the New Year with the worship of Lord Ganesha, major deities, Vedas, and the Panchang. It marks the beginning of a new cycle.

Vikram Samvat was initiated around 2000 years ago by King Vikramaditya. Giving significance to the Pratipada Tithi of Chaitra month, he spread this Panchang across India for everyone to use.

Swami of Hindu New Year 2024

In astrology, the day of the New Year determines the ruling planet for the entire year. Starting from 9 April 2024, Nav Vikram Samvat 2081 will be known as “Krodhi”, indicating that Mars (Mangal) will be the ruling planet, with Saturn (Shani) as the minister for this year.

Embrace the new beginnings and auspicious times in the Hindu calendar as we celebrate Chaitra Navratri and Vikram Samvat 2081!

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