Cheti Chand is going to be celebrated today i.e. on March 19, 2018. It is basically a Hindu festival and it is mainly celebrated by the Sindhi Hindus. This festival marks the Sindhi New Year. Just like Ugadi and Gudi Padwa, this festival marks the arrival of spring and harvest. The Sindhi community celebrates Istadeva Uderolal, popularly known as Jhulelal (Saint of Sindhis) as his birth anniversary. Sindhi Muslims from Pakistan also celebrate this festival. On this day water is worshipped by the devotees. Other than that, a procession is taken out in public which is called Baharana Sahib. Also Read - Expert Speaks on Suicidal Thoughts And Warning Signs of Depression, a Psychological Condition That Actor Sushant Singh Rajput Was Suffering From
A jyoti (oil lamp), phota (cardamom), fruits and Akha (mix of rice and sugar) is what a Baharana Sahib is made of. Also, behind the idol of Jhulelal, a Kalash (bronze pot) and coconut are covered with red cloth along with flowers and leaves is kept. After that, the Akha is offered to the river god and the Baharana Sahib is taken to the river. Then the prasad is distributed among the devotees. So, let us find out how the celebrities wished everyone on this auspicious occasion. (Also Read: Cheti Chand 2018: Significance of The Sindhi Festival) Also Read - Startling Revelation! Delhi-Based 'Hack-For-Hire' Firm Spied on Politicians, Investors Globally
Heres how Amitabh Bachchan wished everyone on Twitter:
Former Indian Cricketer Virender Sehwag also wished ‘Happy Cheti Chand’ to everyone, have a look.
Priyanka Chopra wished everyone on Twitter, she wrote, “On this very auspicious day, I wish everyone a year of fulfilment, abundance, love and happiness! Happy Gudi Padwa, Cheti Chand and Ugadi!!”. Priyanka is currently in Dubai, she has already wrapped up the shooting of Quantico Season 3 in New York. On April 26, the third season of American TV show Quantico will go on air.
Not only Bollywood celebrities, our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished everyone on this auspicious festival.
Here’s what our HRD Minister wrote on Twitter:
TV Actor Hiten Tejwani also wished everyone.
The Dwitya Tithi of the puja already begun from yesterday at 09:01 pm and the Tithi will end at 08:23 pm on March 19 (Today). People will prepare sumptuous Sindhi delicacies and they will chant the famous Sindhi slogan – ‘Jhulela kar beda par’- meaning ‘make us reach the shore safely’. So, here’s wishing our readers a Happy Cheti Chand 2018!