Vikram Samvat: Celebrating the Hindu New Year with Rituals and Prosperity

Dates Significance Rituals
The Hindu New Year, also known as 'Vikram Samvat' or 'Nav Varsh', is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra. This usually falls between late March and early April. The Hindu New Year is a time of new beginnings and is considered very auspicious. It is believed to bring prosperity and good luck for the year ahead. It is also a time for families to come together and celebrate. Various rituals are performed during the Hindu New Year. These include:
  • Prayers and offerings to deities, especially Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, for good luck and prosperity.
  • Cleaning and decorating homes with rangoli and flowers.
  • Exchange of gifts and sweets among family and friends.
  • Charitable acts and donations.
  • Feasting on traditional foods.