Cheti Chand in India in 2025

Cheti Chand in India in 2025
  How long until Cheti Chand?
Cheti Chand
  Dates of Cheti Chand in India
2025 Mar 31
GujaratMon, Mar 31Regional Holiday
RajasthanMon, Mar 31Regional Holiday
2024 Apr 10
GujaratWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Apr 10Regional Holiday
2023 Mar 22, Mar 23
ChhattisgarhThu, Mar 23Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshThu, Mar 23Regional Holiday
RajasthanThu, Mar 23Regional Holiday
GujaratWed, Mar 22Regional Holiday
2022 Apr 2
GujaratSat, Apr 2Regional Holiday
Madhya PradeshSat, Apr 2Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Apr 2Regional Holiday
UttarakhandSat, Apr 2Regional Holiday
2021 Apr 13
GujaratTue, Apr 13Regional Holiday
RajasthanTue, Apr 13Regional Holiday

Sindhi New Year is celebrated on the second day in the month of Chaitra

  Which regions observe Cheti Chand in 2025?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday

When is Cheti Chand?

This regional holiday is the Sindhi New Year and is celebrated on the second day in the Sindhi month of Chet.

This means it usually falls in late March or early April in the Gregorian calendar and generally takes place on the same day as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra and Ugadi, which is celebrated as the Telugu and Kannada New Year in the Deccan region of India.

Traditions of Cheti Chand

The Cheti Chand festival marks the arrival of Spring and harvest and the start of Hindu New Year for Sindhi Hindus. It is seen as an auspicious day for business as it also marks the start of the new financial year.

However, it also marks the birthday of Uderolal in the year 1007, after the Sindhis prayed to Varuna, the god of the Sindhu river, to save them from the persecution by a despotic ruler named Mirkhshah. Uderolal took the form of a warrior and old man, called Jhulelal, who convinced Mirkhshah that Muslims and Hindus deserve the same religious freedoms.

Jhulelal became the key deity of the Sindhi people, and is as a bearded figure holding a book and a mala (string of beads) sitting on a fish. He is also revered by Sufi Muslims, who associate him with Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, a Sufi saint.

The festival of Cheti Chand is celebrated with fairs, feasts and processions of icons of Jhulelal and other Hindu deities. It is also celebrated by the Sindhi dispora around the world.

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