The upcoming Hindu New Year, also known as Vikram Samvat or Hindu Nav Varsh, is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu month of Chaitra. This year, it falls on April 6, 2023, according to the Hindu calendar.
The Hindu New Year is celebrated with great enthusiasm and excitement across India and Nepal. People clean and decorate their homes, wear new clothes, and offer prayers to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi for prosperity and good luck.
In many regions, the Hindu New Year is celebrated as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, and Chaitra Navratri in North India. People prepare traditional dishes and sweets such as puran poli, holige, bobbatlu, and perform cultural programs and rituals.
The Hindu New Year is considered an auspicious time to start new ventures, marriages, and other important events. It is believed that the new year brings new opportunities, prosperity, and happiness in one’s life.
Overall, the Hindu New Year is a time of joy, renewal, and hope for a better future, and it is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor by millions of Hindus around the world.
Chaitra Purnima on Thursday, April 6, 2023
The current samvatsar is शुभकृत but the next one will be शोभकृत.
The native who is born in the ‘samvatsara’ of ‘shobhakrita’ makes progress in every field. He is handsome looking, has excellent virtues, is kind-hearted, and doer of good deeds. Specially he gets victory or success in the battle of life. He is endowed with brilliance, courtesy or humility, has beautiful eyes and is skilful.
Deity of Chaitra Month
Chitragupta is a Hindu deity who is believed to be the record-keeper of every human being’s good and bad deeds throughout their life. He is also known as Dharmaraja, which means the king of righteousness, and is considered one of the assistants of Lord Yama, the god of death. According to Hindu mythology, Chitragupta is said to have been created by Lord Brahma and is depicted with four hands, holding a pen, inkpot, sword, and a book.
It is believed that after a person’s death, Chitragupta reads the book that contains the individual’s life story and assigns them a place in heaven or hell based on their karma.
In some parts of India, Chitragupta Puja is celebrated on the second day after Diwali, where people worship him and offer prayers to seek his blessings for their prosperity, success, and well-being.
चित्रगुप्त मन्त्र करन्यास
ॐ नमो विचित्राय अंगुष्ठाभ्यां नमः ॥
धर्मलेखकाय तर्जनीभ्यां नमः ॥
यमवाहिकाधिकरिणे मध्यमाभ्यां नमः॥
म्ल्व्यूं जन्मसम्प्रत्प्रलयं अनामिकाभ्यां नमः॥
कथय कथय कनिष्ठिकाभ्यां नमः॥
स्वाहा करतलकरपृष्ठाभ्यां नमः ॥
चित्रगुप्त मन्त्र हृदयादिषडंगन्यास
ॐ नमो विचित्राय हृदयाय नमः॥
धर्मलेखकाय शिरसे स्वाहा॥
यमवाहिकाधिकारिणे शिखायै वषट्॥
म्ल्व्यूं जन्मसम्पत्प्रलयं कवचाय हुम्॥
कथय कथय नेत्रत्रयाय वौषट्॥
स्वाहा अस्त्राय फट्।।
नृणां पापपुण्यानि पत्रे लिखन्तं भजे चित्रगुप्तं सखायं यमस्य॥
ॐ नमो विचित्राय धर्मलेखकाय यमवाहिकाधिकारिणे म्लव्यूं जन्मसम्पत्प्रलयं कथयकथय स्वाहा।