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PHOTOS: How India celebrates New Year

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by nitmohan on Apr 13, 2013 08:55 AM

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Let us join these eminent social economists in the Nation

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arvind koul
Kashmiri Pandits celebrate their New Year’s Day
by arvind koul on Apr 11, 2013 04:03 PM  | Hide replies

Before their forced exodus by islamic fundamentalists and local muslim population who form the majority in kashmir valley , Kashmiri Pandits would flock to Hari Parbat in thousands to celebrate Navreh.

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arvind koul
Kashmiri Pandits celebrate their New Year’s Day Navreh (Na
by arvind koul on Apr 11, 2013 03:57 PM

Navreh (Navroz)Kashmiri Pandits celebrate their New Year’s Day on the first day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra (March–April) and call it Navreh - the word navreh, derived from the Sanskrit ‘nava varsha’, literary meaning ‘new year’. On the eve of Navreh or Navroz, a platter of unhusked rice with a bread, a cup of yogurt, a little salt, a little sugar candy, a few walnuts or almonds, a silver coin, a pen, a mirror, some flowers (rose, marigold, crocus, or jasmine) and the new panchanga or almanac is kept and seen as the first thing on waking up in the morning. This ritual is more or less the same as the Haft Sin of the Iranian and Zoroastrian Nowruz. The Bhringisha Samhita says that the platter should be of bronze (kansyapatraka). The same ritual is observed on Sonth or the Kashmiri spring festival, which coincides with the vernal equinox Nowruz.

The Saptarshi Era of the Kashmiri Hindu calendar is believed to have started on this very day, some 5079 years ago. According to the legend, the celebrated Sapta Rishis assembled on the Sharika Parvata (Hari Parbat), the abode of the goddesss Sharika, at the auspicious moment when the first ray of the sun fell on the Chakreshvara on this day and paid tribute to her. Astrologers made this moment as the basis of their calculations of the nava varsha pratipada, marking the beginning of the Saptarshi Era. Before thei

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shukdev  sadhoo
by shukdev sadhoo on Apr 11, 2013 03:46 PM

In this period is LORD RAMA'S Birthday and not his return from exile as mentioned by you in GUDI PADWA.

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wish u all
by AMOL DESHPANDE on Apr 11, 2013 03:32 PM

Wish you all a very happy new year..

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SathishKumar Krishnan
Tamil New Year
by SathishKumar Krishnan on Apr 11, 2013 02:46 PM  | Hide replies

People in Tamil Nadu celebrate Pongal as a new year

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sananthanan sri
Re: Tamil New Year
by sananthanan sri on Apr 11, 2013 03:10 PM
14th April is celebrated as Tamil Puthandu. Its not pongal. 1st day of Chithirai month is celebrated as new year

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sam raj
Re: Re: Tamil New Year
by sam raj on Apr 12, 2013 06:24 AM
DMK - Pongal as a new year
ADMK - 14th April as Tamil Puthandu

Pongal has its own flavor of celebration for a week time by people where as 14th April was celebrated only by the Media and Business sales units

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New Year
by shankarchatterjee on Apr 11, 2013 02:29 PM

Rediff has limitation and restiction in informing widely about the varieties of New Year observed in different parts of the country.

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