Welcoming Solar new year

Welcoming Solar new year

Here we are welcoming Solar new year. On account of solar calendar many countries celebrate their festival. The countries celebrating this new year are India , Sri Lanka , Nepal ,Burma , Cambodia , Laos , Thailand , minorities of Pakistan , minorities (Dai ) of China.

Indian solar new year

The celebration of solar new help in many parts of country. Also we can say that southern part of Asia or South Asia . Solar new year is also known as the Indian New Year . The Solar new year represents the Hindu New Year according to their calendar . The date varies from 13, 14 or 15 April of Georgian calendar.

Here is the list of other names of solar new year . These name varies according to their language.

1.Pohela Boishakh

As Pohela Boishakh or Bengali New Year is new year celebration in West Bengal. In fact it marks the first day of the initial month of Baishakh of the Bengali solar calendar. Also bengalis all over the world celebrate New Year on this day which falls on the 14or 15 April. In other regions of India too people celebrate the solar New Year. In fact our neighboring country Bangladesh celebrates on 14 April of every year.


In short Bwisagu is the New Year festival of the Boro community in Assam (India). It is the most awaited time of the year. This festival annually begins on 14th April and lasts for at least a week. The celebration of Rongjali Bwisagu or Rongali Bihu festival in different parts of Bodoland. In addition Bodoland is a Territorial Council and its headquarter is Kokrajhar.

Bwisagu, which means the start of the new year. Bwisagu is a Boro word which originated from the word “Bwisa” that means “year” or “age” and “Agu” that means “starting” or “start” . This Bwisagu festival falls at the beginning of the first month of the Boro year, around mid-April. Therfore welcoming Solar new year Bwisagu.

Also read : Welcoming Lunar new year

3.Pana Sankranti

Pana Sankranti is the new year festival of Odias in Odisha of India. As the significance of this day is the beginning of the new Odia calendar or Panjika . Alternatively the other name of Pana Sankranti is Maha Bishuba Sankranti .On this day, religious people get up early in the morning and take bath in nearby rivers / ponds. Usually standing in knee deep water they worship Surya reciting Gayatri mantra.

Some perform homa (worship before fire). Then they spend the day visiting temples. Many people keep upvas (fast) while others take simple vegetarian food. As said before, it marks the onset of summer in the region rendering the people thirsty.

Therefore, benevolent people offer pana (cold sweetened water) to the thirsty. Also people serve pana to their friends and relatives as a gesture of goodwill. Though the pana is sweet water. It is usually made of pulp of bela (wood apple) , nadia kora (coconut gratings) chena (cottage cheese), etc. Finally seasoned with ginger and black pepper. Because of the offering of pana on this day, the sankranti is commonly known as Pana Sankranti.


Solal new year Sangken is a traditional new year festival of Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Also festival of some parts of Assam. Because of Dai people of India who celebrate this new year as Dai new year. Not only Dai people of India but also in China, Burma and Nepal. Dai people celebrate this festival as solar new year. This festival is three days celebrations festival . Therefore welcoming Solar new year Sangken which marks joy and happiness.


Tamil New Year, is the first day of year on the Tamil calendar. The other name of Puthandu is Puthuvarudam. In addition it falls on or about 14 April every year on the Gregorian calendar. On this day, Tamil people greet each other by saying “Puthāaṇdu vāazhthugal!”. As Puthāaṇdu vāazhthugal means happy new year.

5.Vishu or Bisu

Vishu is also solar new year. Furthermore celebration of Vishu marks the first day of Medam . As people of Indian state of Kerala, Tulu Nadu region in Karnataka, Mahé district of Union Territory of Pondicherry, some neighbouring areas of Tamil Nadu and their diaspora communities celerates Vishu.


Vaisakhi also pronounced Baisakhi, marks the first day of the month of Vaisakha and is usually celebrated annually on 13 or 14 April[14] as the Hindu and Sikh solar new year. Additionally it isa spring harvest festival for many Indians

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