Kutchi New Year: Hindu New Year in Kutch Region of Gujarat
Kutchi New Year of Kutchi community in the Kutch region in Gujarat was observed on 18 July 2015. Kutchi community observes this New Year on the second day of shukla paksha or waxing phase of moon in Ashada month – Ashadhi Beej or Dwitiya.
This day is associated with beginning of rains in Kutch, which is largely a desert area.
The Kutchi New Year celebrated in a traditional way by organizing satsangs, musical competitions and other cultural programmes in Kutch region. Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi and other regional deities are worshipped on the day.
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Who: Kutchi New Year
Where: In Kutch Region of Gujarat
When: 18 July 2015