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Hindu New Year Shalivahan Shak – Saka New Year 1939

The Hindu New Year Shalivahan Shak begins on the first day of the Chaitra Month (March – April). It is believed that King Shalivahan had made a major victory and started the Shalivahan Shak (Year) from the day. Gudhi Padva, Marathi New Year, is also referred as Shalivahan Shak. In 2017, the date of Hindu New Year Shalivahan Shak is on March 21.
Shalivahan Shak or Saka Year is observed differently by Hindu communities and the Government of India. Saka Calendar is followed by the Government of India but the New Year begins on March 21 or March 22. But for Hindu communities that follow the Shalivahan Shak the New Year begins on the first day of the Chaitra month after the Phalgun Amavas (No moon day).
New Year is observed by Hindu communities on the Chaitra Shuddha Pratipada (the first day of the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month (March – April).
The current year which begins on March 28, 2017 in the regional Marathi, Kannada and Telugu Hindu calendar is 1939. A month is calculated…

Princeton University – Hinduism in 21st century America – A week of Awareness and Celebration

Princeton University, New Jersey, United States is conducting a weeklong celebration of Hindu culture and religion featuring lectures, performances and yoga demonstrations from March 28, 2009 to April 5, 2009 at various campus locations of the university. The weeklong program is titled ‘Hinduism in the 21st Century: A week of Awareness and Celebration.’ The programs and celebrations are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required to attend some of the events."Hinduism in the 21st Century" week will explore the intersection of India's ancient spiritual traditions with the modernity of American life. The event is sponsored by the Office of Hindu Life in the Office of Religious Life of Princeton University and the student group Princeton Hindu Satsangam.You can find more details about the event and schedule at the Princeton Hindu Satsangam Website.

Cheti Chand Quotes and Messages – Sindhi New Year

Cheti Chand, is the Sindhi New Year and here is a collection of Cheti Chand quotes and messages. These quotations were collected from numerous sources and edited to suit the Cheti Chand day. Hope you will get ideas from these quotes to wish your friends and relatives.Let this Cheti Chand bring peace and prosperity in the lives of all with the blessings of Lord Varuna.
Happy Cheti Chand! Let this be a delightful year, filled with delightful things in each of its days.
Keep moving is an important lesson that Lord Varuna (God of water) teaches. Water flows unceasingly. If it stops, it becomes stagnant. Let us aim to be the free flowing pure water. Forget the past and start flowing with positive thoughts from this Cheti Chand. Happy Cheti Chand.
Wish you a Happy Cheti Chand with love, peace, hope and joy for the year ahead.
From this Cheti Chand let us go forward with great hope that all things will be possible and we will attain our dreams.
Forget worries and mistakes and start afresh! Happy …

Sister Nivedita on True Education

Unless we train the feelings and the choice, our man is not educated. He is only decked out in certain intellectual tricks that he has learnt to perform. By these tricks he can earn his bread. He cannot appeal to the heart, or give life. He is not a man at all; he is a clever ape.There is one way, and one way only. It is, throughout the early years of education, to remember that there is nothing so important as the training of the feelings. To feel nobly, and to choose loftily and honestly, is a thousand fold more important to the development of faculty than any other single aspect of the educational process. The lad in whom this power is really present and really dominant, will always do the best thing possible under any given circumstances.Sister Nivedita of the Ramakrishna Order(The Complete Works of Sister Nivedita, 4: 344-345)