❄ MAY THE GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY WITH PROSPERITY, GOOD HEALTH AND HAPPINESS IN NEW YEAR. ❄
Beginnings come with new opportunities and bestows us a chance to choose the best for us. It opens new doors and windows to explore our potential and experiment with our capabilities. Like every year this year also came with immense happiness, blessings and choices. As a garden is incomplete without fragrant flowers and thorns; the new challenges will be accepted by us as adventure on the path of success.
Though our attitude and karmas decides our destiny yet awareness about the coming challenges helps us to be prepared in the preparatory stage. Appropriate steps taken before hand keep us calm and stable during the course of actual challenge. Thus Varshphal provides us a way to keep track of all the coming happening in our life and utilise each and every opportunity.
Varshphal is an absolutely calculative and scientific method based on your planetary positions and its effect on your life. It includes a detailed analysis of predicting the future happenings depending on the past karmas and present planetary position. In the Indian Vedic Astrology, Varshphal is constructed for a year when the Sun returns to same sign and degree as that of its natal position. This varshphal is then deciphered to forecast the expected happenings & changes in that year.
Just by providing the basic birth details a birth chart is prepared along with the present dashas and antar dashas. A calculative analysis is done by the expert astrologers and provides you with the understanding about this New Year along with appropriate remedial measures. The reality sure can’t be changed, but the suffering can surely be reduced.
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The presence of exuberant and lively events in life breaks the monotony and also provides an opportunity to get over our issues and share the blissful moments with everyone. India being a multi-cultural country, it is best known for its variety of festivals and celebrations throughout the year; which even leads to numerous events on a single day. As according to the solar calendar, the North Indians rejoice the fun-filled celebration of Baisakhi on 13th or 14th of April every year but this date is also significant due to so many other major events. Let’s explore a few of them along with the true meaning of this festival.
Auspicious Day for other Cultures:
- ‘Rongali Bihu’ in Assam, ‘Naba Barsha’ in Bengal, ‘Puthandu’ in Tamil Nadu and ‘Pooram Vishu’ in Kerala is also cherished widely on the same day as Baisakhi.
- It is marked as a day of enlightenment or Nirvana of Lord Budha, so considered highly valuable for Buddhists.
- Both the Bengalis and Sikh communities mark this day as New Year or Nab Varsha, so revere it with faith and enjoyment.
- Hindus believe that Goddess Ganga descendent on mother Earth, thousands of years ago; so many of them gather at the religious banks of river Ganga for a holy dip on this day to honour her presence.
- Swami Dayanand Sarsawati founded the reverend Arya Samaj Mission on this day in 1875 and created history for the forthcoming years.
- The day of celebration for farmers as it marks the time for harvest of rabi crops.
- 14th April is also observed as the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
Religious significance for Sikh community:
High religious sentiments of Sikhs are attached to this festival because it was on this very day in 1699, the tenth Sikh Guru- Guru Gobind Singh Ji created oneness among humanity by organizing Khalsa Pantha (Order of the pure ones). He also named his 5 most beloved devotees as ‘Panj Piare’ after the pious baptism ceremony with Amrit (sacred nectar of immortality).
So this date holds a number of significant events on the memorable chapters of history and provides a reason of celebration for all the communities in India. Special Baisakhi fairs and Nagar Kirtan processions are organized along with music, dance, food and gracious blessings.
Happy Bengali New Year!
In Bengali, Pohela stands for ‘first’ and Boishakh is first month of the Bengali calendar. Bengali New Year is referred to in Bengali as “New Year”. Nobo means new and Borsho means year.
The Bengali calendar which is loosely tied with the Hindu Vedic solar calendar, based on the Surya Siddhanta celebrates its New Year today. The Bengali calendar commences in mid-April of the Gregorian year together with many other variants of the Hindu solar calendar. The first day of the Bengali year therefore coincides with the mid-April New Year along with Mithila, Assam, Burma, Cambodia, Kerala, Manipur, Nepal, Odisha, Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu and Thailand.
The development of the Bengali calendar is often attributed to king of Gour, Gaudor Shashanka as the starting date falls squarely within his reign. However, Mughal Emperor Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar, the renowned grandson of Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, the 3rd Mughal Emperor, introduced the Bengali Calendar. Origin of Bongabdo or Bangla Year is debated with primarily two hypotheses but historicity of none could be proved till date.
Today the Baisakhi month is considered as an auspicious and great time for marriage and on the very day people also enjoy with Great Spirit and enthusiasm. In Bengal, there are fairs, people wear new dresses, especially ladies wear saree in the conventional way and men wear dhoti and kurta. There used to be various items present for riding. People also buy lots of things, garments for their family members, relatives and also for their beloved ones. These include ornaments, toys for children, utensils and many more products, they eat foods, snakes and hawkers gather there for a great sell with huge collection of products. During Chaitra, the last month of the previous year, seller sales products with huge discounts, this is known as “Chaitra Sell”.
People have also chosen this day for socializing. They greet each other by exchanging sweets, they decorate their home with colorful rangoli contained with minced rice and mixed with water and draw beautiful designs in front of the door which is known as “Alpona”.
The Hindu traders purchase new accounting book which is known as “Halkhata”. And on the front page the draw a swastika with red sindoor. Many shop keepers invite their customers at their shops to take part in the celebration. They worship Lord Ganesha and Ma Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth for wealth, prosperity and welfare. It is marked as the beginning of the business.