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Ashadhi Bij

14th July, 2021 Culture

Context

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

 

About

  • Ashadi Beej is observed on the second day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Ashada month.
  • It is the Kutchi New Year observed in the Kutch region in Gujarat.
  • Ashadi Beej is a celebration of rains.
  • During Ashadhi-beej, farmers check the moisture in the atmosphere to help predict which crop would do best in coming monsoon.

List of New Year Festivals in India

Calendar

Festival name

Region / Communities / Religion

Lunar

Ugadi

Andhra PradeshTelanganaKarnataka

Lunar

Gudhi Padwa

MaharashtraGoa

Lunar

Navreh

Kashmir

Lunar

Ashadhi Bij

Kutch

Lunar

Balipratipada

GujaratRajasthan

Lunar

Cheti Chand

Sindhi

Lunar

Chaitra Navaratri
(Hindu Lunar New Year)

North and Central India (Uttar Pradesh (AwadhBrajBagelkhand), Madhya Pradesh (BundelkhandMalwaMahakoshalGird), Bihar (BhojpurMagadh), ChhattisgarhJharkhand)

Solar

Mesha Sankranti/Vaisakhi
(Hindu Solar New Year)

North India (in PunjabHaryanaJammuUttar PradeshHimachal PradeshUttarkhand (Garhwal and Kumaon), Nepalis (SikkimDarjeeling)

Solar

Puthandu

Tamil Nadu

Solar

Bisu Parba

Tulu Nadu

Lunar

Sajibu Cheiraoba

Manipur

Solar

Buisu

Tripura

Solar

Bwisagu

Bodoland

Solar

Bohag Bihu

Assam

Solar

Pana Sankranti

Odisha

Solar

Pahela Baishakh

West Bengal and the wider Bengal region

Solar

Jur Sital

Mithila

Lunar

Losoong/Namsoong

Sikkim (BhutiaLepcha)

Lunar

Galdan Namchot

Ladakh

Lunar

Losar

Arunachal Pradesh (Monpa)

Lunar

Gyalpo Lhosar

Sikkim (Sherpa)

Lunar

Tamu Lhosar

Sikkim (Gurung)

Lunar

Sonam Lhosar

Sikkim (Tamang)

Solar

Sangken

Arunachal Pradesh (KhamtiSingphoKhamyangTangsa), Assam (Tai PhakeTai AitonTurung)

Solar

Bizhu

Chakma

Solar

Pateti

Parsis

Solar

Nowruz

Zoroastrians

 

 

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1734702