New Delhi: The Hindu calendar New Year is being celebrated across the country today, marking the first day of spring season and New Year's Day of the traditional Hindu calendar based on the beginning of new moon.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his wishes saying, "greetings to people across India celebrating the advent of the New Year. May this new year bring joy & prosperity."
Known by various names, Chaitra Sukladi, Gudi Padava, Ugadi, Cheti Chand, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba, different states across the nation are celebrating the festival in their own way.
"Wishing all my Sindhi friends on the auspicious occasion of Cheti Chand. We bow to Lord Jhulelal & seek his divine blessings. Gudi Padwa wishes to all friends in Maharashtra. Praying for a phenomenal year, full of happiness and success. On the special day of Ugadi, my greetings to everyone. I hope the new year brings peace & prosperity in our society. Navreh greetings to my fellow citizens. I pray that the coming year enhances the spirit of happiness and harmony in our lives. Sajibu Cheiraoba greetings to the wonderful people of Manipur. May the new year fulfil all your wishes," the Prime Minister said in a series of tweets.