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Gujarati New Year Day (Nutan Varsh or Bestu Varsh) Date2017

Gujarati New year day2017 is the first day of Gujarati Hindu Vikram year 2074 and month of Kartik.According to English Gregorian calendar Gujarati New year day is celebrated on 20th October 2017.

Celebrations Gujarati New Year Day (Nutan Varsh or Bestu Varsh) 2017

Gujarati New Year also known as Padwa or Nutan Varsh or Bestu Varsh is celebrated on the next day of the Diwali day, on the first day of the bright fortnight or Shukla Paksha of the Hindu month of Kartik.(first day of month).Nutan Varsh 2017 which commences on  October 31 is also referred as Vikram Samvatsar and Hindu New Year.Bestu Varas is New Year in Gujarati and Varsha-pratipada or Padwa are other names of the same.According to the legends, Lord Krishna once performed Govardhan Pooja along with the people of Vraja for their protection from heavy rains. Since then, it became a tradition to worship Govardhan Parvat and celebrate this day as a New Year.

Gujarati New year day is mostly celebrated Gujarati People in Gujarat state of India.On this day people get up early morning.They make colorful Rangoli Design on their door step.They welcome and wish "Happy New Year", Nutan Varsha Abhinandan", " Sal Mubarak" which means Happy New Year and distributes sweets each other.Some People Start their business ,open  shops.In many temples decorate and Annakut give god.Many people  go to temples and take blessing god.The Annakut is left for darshan for the devotees till evening, and then the items are taken down. The now sanctified prasad - of sweets and dry foodstuffs are distributed as prasad.

On this day in Gujarat is the time to make merry. Since these celebrations are escalated at the time of Diwali, it marks a mirthful experience for all the gujjus. Almost all Gujarati houses are lighted colorfully and decorated with flowers. On this day, people dress up nicely and visit temples with flowers and mithai. Everyone wish each other New Year whilst offering prayers to God. Some temples in Gujarat also conduct a grand Govardhan Pooja. 

A lavish meal at the end of the day credits the festival spirit. Most of the Gujaratis indulge in heavy eating this day. Thus, New Year in Gujarat reflects the true spirit of Indian tradition. The essence of Gujarati culture and religion can be felt in the New Year celebrations. Love, unity and togetherness are the intangible assets of these celebrations.

Gujarati New Year Day (Nutan Varsh or Bestu Varsh) 2017 Pooja Timing and Shubh Muhurt

Govardhan Puja Pratahkal Muhurat - 06:29 to 08:46
Duration - 2 Hours 16 Mins
Govardhan Puja Sayankal Muhurat - 15:36 to 17:53
Duration - 2 Hours 16 Mins
Pratipada Tithi Begins - 00:41 on 20th Ocober  2017
Pratipada Tithi Ends -  01:37 on 21st October  2017

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