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Samvat 2065

Samvat or Hindu Vikram New Year is the first day of the financial New Year in North India and New Year Day in Gujarat. Gujarati New Year is celebrated on the day after Diwali and is also known as Annakut or Nutan Varsh. Samvat 2065 or Vikram Year 2065 begins on October 29, 2008. It is also referred as Vikram Samvatsar and Hindu New Year in the respective regions. This calendar is also known as Vikram Calendar or Vikram Samvat and a month is calculated from new moon to new moon.Vikram Era was started in 57 BC by Emperor Vikramaditya as a commemoration of his victory upon the Shaks. This victory took place at Ujjain, one among the four places associated with Kumbh Mela. This Hindu calendar is also known as Vikram Samvant and begins with the Month Kartik or Kartak.In Gujarat, Diwali is held on the final day of the Vikram Calendar and the next day marks the beginning of the New Year and is also referred as ‘Annakut’ or Nutan Varsh or Bestu Varash. In the Hindu calendar popularly used in N…

Annakut – Nutan Varsh – Gujarati New Year – Kartik Sud 1

Annakut, also known as Nutan Varsh or Bestu Varsh, is the New Year’s Day in Gujarat. The first day in Gujarati Calendar is the day after Diwali – Kartik sud 1. This calendar is also known as Hindu Vikram Calendar and the year is known as Vikram Year. Hindu Vikram Year 2074 begins on October 20, 2017.

The huge amount of food offerings on the day made to deities, especially to Sri Krishna, used to take the form of a mountain. Thus the day also got the name – Annakut – 'Anna' meaning food and 'kut', mountain. It is said that Veda Vyas once revealed to Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandava brothers, that one who remains peaceful and happy on Kartik sud 1 will experience the same throughout the year. The day is also observed as Bali Padyami and Govardhan Puja.

Offering sumptuous food to the favorite deity is the most important ritual on the day. People also wish each other for a peaceful and happy year.

It must be noted here that the calendar followed in North India begi…

Teachings from Rig Veda

Meet together, talk together:
May your minds comprehend alike:
Common be your action and achievement:
Common be your thoughts and intentions:
Common be the wishes of your hearts
So may there be union amongst you.

Rig Veda

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