The significance of Vedic Hindu New Year

Every year, Hindu New Year is celebrated in the Hindu month of Chaitra that marks the beginning of a new year. This article talks about the astrological significance of the Hindu New Year and how it is celebrated.

The significance of Vedic Hindu New Year


The time when the planet Sun transits in Aries (corresponding to March-April), is known as the first month of the year, the Chaitra Month’. For all those who follow the Lunar calendar, Chaitra month would be the first month of the year. The Sun is exaltated in Aries with a new beginning of life and full strength. The child born with the exalted Sun will have good support from the father and success in the politics and will be in favor of the government.

We Indians, and many others, celebrate the beginning of this auspicious Chaitra month this year on the 14th April 2019 (Sunday). We have the golden opportunity of enhancing the role of the Sun in our life, during this one month of the Vedic Year. The grasping capability to understand our responsibility comes into the main picture. The Sun is the king in Vedic Astrology which signifies the soul of human being. Sun signifies ambition, vitality and personal power; which can be improved by worshipping the exalted Sun.

It is believed that Lord Brahma had started to create the universe in the Chaitra month. This month is thereby very auspicious for the commencement of learning Veda chanting and also for the Upnayana Sanskar (one of the important rituals in Vedic culture).

Chaitra Month is the month of festival and the Lord has incarnated in various forms during this month. Lord Vishnu incarnated as Ram in his seventh incarnation to kill Ravana, the demon King, who is signified by his ego.

Lord Vishnu has incarnated many times to save the Earth and His devotees. In the month of the Chaitra, Lord Vishnu incarnated in his first form as the Matasya Avatar (incarnation as Fish).

The Hanuman Jayanti is also celebrated on the auspicious month of Chaitra Purnima (The Full Moon). Lord Hanuman was a staunch devotee of Lord Ram and the best student of The Sun God. Worshipping Lord Hanuman in the Chaitra Month will save us from all the negativity in life and you will get the intelligence to take the right decision at the right time.

Chaitra Purnima is also celebrated as one the important festivals during the Chaitra month, where the Moon will shine the brightest Nakshatra (star), which is known as Chitra Nakshatra. If you have been born in the Chitra Nakshatra or have an important planet placed in this Nakshatra, then this Full Moon in the Chitra Month will play a significant role in your life.

This is the auspicious month when the nine divine forms of Goddess Durga is also worshiped, and the ritual is known as the Chaitra Navratri. It is an important night for the chanting of Devi Bagvatam, Sunderkand and Ramayan as well.

The divine river Yamuna has descended on the earth in the auspicious Chaitra month in the six phases of Waxing Moon. Worshiping Goddess Yamuna will cleanse the malefic effect and aspect on your Moon planet in the birth chart.

All people visit religious places and perform all the rituals to attain success, prosperity, good health, and well wishes for all the family members. This Chaitra Navratri marks the end of winter and the new journey of the short spring followed by the summer in India. Celebrate this Chaitra month and receive the divine blessings of the Gods and Goddesses who have been incarnated every time to save us from all the negativity and gives us divine blessings on the special occasion of Chaitra Month.