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Ganeshprasad
27 October 2011, 11:44 AM
Pranam all

Happy new year to those who follow Vikram Samvat 2068.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikram_Samvat



Jai Shree Krishna

AmIHindu
27 October 2011, 12:20 PM
Namaste Ganeshprasadji,

Happy NEw Year to you also.

May Shri Ganesh, Shri Laxmi, Shri Saraswati shower you with all blessings !!!! May this coming year be prosperous to you and your family.

Good wishes.

Eastern Mind
27 October 2011, 02:09 PM
Vannakkam GP and IamHindu: Even though this is the first time I've heard of THIS particular New Year, yes, Happy New Year to the both of you and whomever it concerns.

May the next 12 months be full of prosperity, love, and the Grace of God.

Aum Namasivaya

Ramakrishna
27 October 2011, 02:24 PM
Namaste,

Happy and blessed New Year to those who follow.

Jai Sri Ram

Ganeshprasad
27 October 2011, 04:48 PM
Pranam IamHindu, EM, RK

Thanks for the good wishes, Yes EM just like you most Gujarati Hindu would not believe that the rest of Hindus are not celebrating the new year with them. How ever new year or not Vikram savant is well known in lots of other state.

NB. forgot to mention this day is also marked as Govardhan Puja and Anakut, food delicious food on offering, wow! many temples have mountain of food on offering.

Jai Shree Krishna

Believer
27 October 2011, 07:55 PM
Namaste,

Happy new year to all our Gujrati HDF members.

As Ganeshji has mentioned, it is also the Govardhan puja day. In Krishna temples (specially ISKCON), they make a replica of the Govardhan Hill with sweets and Halwa, which is then distributed as prasad after the puja. In other temples they just serve a community meal. In some areas of India, craftsmen/artisans/tradesmen take the day off to worship their 'tools of trade' - yantra puja day. So, all construction/manufacturing/gardening etc. work comes to a standstill.

Although we are all Hindus, we do have regional ways of celebrating some of the days in unique ways. The only way to learn about the diversity of India is to reach out and befriend people from other ethnic/linguistic groups; otherwise we tend to project the way things are done in our village/town/city/state as the norm in the whole of India. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In that spirit, I specially urge Gujrati people (sorry to pick on them, but they seem to be the most insulated ones) to find someone from another state of India and learn about their ways.

Pranam.

PS Punjabis celebrate their new year on Baisakhi day (April13/14), as do the Tamils; Bengalis (and perhaps Nepalese, Biharis and Orriyas) on April 15. Many others - Telugu, Maharashtrians, Kannadas and Konkanis also have it around 1st of April, I believe. Makes sense to start the year at harvest time. So what's up with Gujratis? :) What does their new year's day coincide with? Oh yes, king Vikramaditya defeating some schmuck?

Ganeshprasad
28 October 2011, 06:32 AM
Pranam


Namaste,


Although we are all Hindus, we do have regional ways of celebrating some of the days in unique ways. The only way to learn about the diversity of India is to reach out and befriend people from other ethnic/linguistic groups;

And long it may continue, i would not have it any other way.
In my travels through out India i had noticed Gujratis are the most traveled people in India as well as the glob.



otherwise we tend to project the way things are done in our village/town/city/state as the norm in the whole of India. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In that spirit, I specially urge Gujrati people (sorry to pick on them, but they seem to be the most insulated ones) to find someone from another state of India and learn about their ways.I do not think you know what you are talking about, as said before us Gujratis are the most versatile people from India we go on pilgrimage the most, we are not hangup in our language either although we love it, but we will be ready to speak any language.



PS Punjabis celebrate their new year on Baisakhi day (April13/14), as do the Tamils; Bengalis (and perhaps Nepalese, Biharis and Orriyas) on April 15. Many others - Telugu, Maharashtrians, Kannadas and Konkanis also have it around 1st of April, I believe. Makes sense to start the year at harvest time. What make sense to you does not necessarily have to be true to everyone else. Baisakhi is well known as harvest festival, what i have noticed it is only recently the emphasis are placed on its being a new year, there is not much celebration of the new year March-April when you compare it against 1st Jan.



So what's up with Gujratis? :) What does their new year's day coincide with? Oh yes, king Vikramaditya defeating some schmuck?I may as well ask what's up with you, why this hostility? why should you worry what our new year coincide with, if you must know Raja Ram was inaugurated the day after Diwali, Have got problem with Vikram savant?

Jai Shree Krishna

devotee
28 October 2011, 07:17 AM
It will be wrong to assume that Vikram Era Calendar is for Gujaratis alone. The Vikram Era Calendar and Saka era calendar are two systems which are well recognised in Indian Calendar systems and it goes beyond the boundaries of any state. In fact, The Vikram Era marks the coronation of King Vikramditya from Ujjain after his victory over the Sakas. Before this calendar Saka era calendar was most popular.

We should not indulge in giving a regional colour to anything and refrain from making sweeping generalisation. Ancient India has been ruled many times as one country by emperors like Chandragupta Maurya, Ashoka etc. So, we share many things which are common. If we have adopted Saka calendar and Gujaratis are still working with Vikram Era calendar ... what is wrong about it ? In our Hindu Calendars we normally mention both the dates.

I don't find Believer's comment in good taste.

OM

Believer
28 October 2011, 08:18 AM
Namaste,

My Lord, an innocent little post with smilies and all, has been distorted as a hostile one. I am getting down on my knees to apologize to one and all. There is no room for joking around in this forum, so I will, in future, refrain from attempting to do so. I guess it was an error in my judgement and I will save it as a 'lesson learned'.

Pranam.

Eastern Mind
28 October 2011, 09:22 AM
Vannakkam: Over here we squabble over American versus British English. It affects the spelling of a few words like flavour, (flavor) colour (color), realise (realize), but perhaps more importantly some with meaning (petrol, gas) or (flat, apartment) Because of the squabbling, book publishers actually change the language for the book's release in the 'other' country. Such is the absurdity of not being able to see the bigger picture.

I can see some British (or vice versa) proud and pompous Lord of his wee acreage saying, "What is this drivel, my Dear? It's not even written in proper English!" and then throwing it into his fireplace.

Aum Namasivaya

smaranam
28 October 2011, 09:48 AM
My Lord, an innocent little post with smilies and all, has been distorted as a hostile one. I am getting down on my knees to apologize to one and all. There is no room for joking around in this forum, so I will, in future, refrain from attempting to do so. I guess it was an error in my judgement and I will save it as a 'lesson learned'.

Namaste

You humor at times and sarcasm-humor at other times is obvious to me, but apparently not to everyone. Also noticed that you take the risk to sacrifice "yourself" into a situation to be funny.

Internet communication is not easy, but I don't care either.

By the way, the New Year for Maharashtrians (and perhaps Telgu) is GuDhi PAdwA.

It is the first lunar day (pratipadA) of the Lunar month Chaitra from where the Lunar calendar starts. Falls usually around March 24 / last 2 weeks of March. A "GuDhI" (a small water-pot/vessel is put upside down ona stick and a saffron cloth tied around it) is "hoisted" outside the front door as a sign of auspiciousness.

PAdwA = First Day. What do you do ? Start New Year by eating bitter neem leaves (KADhi limba pAlA) and then at lunch eat an utterly sweet dish like shrikhand or bAsundi.


Interestingly, we call BaliPratipadA "Diwali PAdwA" so it is pAdwA, but not THE New Year Day as such, although Maharashtrians today share it as "NUtan Varsha" (New Year) with one and all, as many friends are from the Northern States like Gujrath, and partake in their celebrations. When I was growing up, all our Gujrathi neighbors visited door to door with boxes of miTHAi (sweets) wishing Happy New Year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !


AmIHindu is right, Doordarshan and all TV broadcast from Mumbai calls it Nutan Varsh - perhaps because there are no boundaries as such, and many sub-cultures live together.

praNAm

Believer
28 October 2011, 10:53 AM
Namaste,


You humor at times and sarcasm-humor at other times is obvious to me, but apparently not to everyone. Also noticed that you take the risk to sacrifice "yourself" into a situation to be funny.

Internet communication is not easy, but I don't care either.

Thanks. Sometimes, we take everything so seriously that we tend to forget to laugh at ourselves, or to see the hypocrisy of our own thoughts/deeds.

http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showthread.php?t=6417

Pranam.

Ganeshprasad
28 October 2011, 11:19 AM
Pranam all

wow, so putting a smiley it is suppose to make everything alright! what was the joke when you were picking on Gujratis? Yes EM try educate me, what bigger picture did you see that i missed?

Jai Shree Krishna

Eastern Mind
28 October 2011, 11:58 AM
Yes EM try educate me, what bigger picture did you see that i missed?

Jai Shree Krishna

Vannakkam GP: We're a massive Hindu brotherhood all on this planet for the same primary purpose and goals. Here on HDF we're a mixed lot. I am happy to wish you a Happy New Year. Although others may see things differently on relatively minor things, that's not important. I guess I'm saying, "Don't sweat the little stuff."

If either you, Believer, Satay, Yajvan, SS, Pietro, TTA, Sahasranama, or anyone else ever came to this cold city in Canada, I'd be more than happy to host you and share in that brotherhood. :)

Aum Namasivaya

satay
28 October 2011, 12:04 PM
namaste,
I didn't see anything wrong with your previous post. I thought it was perfectly inline with the way punjabis think of others.:p

Chak De!


Namaste,

My Lord, an innocent little post with smilies and all, has been distorted as a hostile one. I am getting down on my knees to apologize to one and all. There is no room for joking around in this forum, so I will, in future, refrain from attempting to do so. I guess it was an error in my judgement and I will save it as a 'lesson learned'.

Pranam.

satay
28 October 2011, 12:08 PM
namaste GaneshJi,

Happy New year!

Take it easy. Believer was taking a shot at humour. Punjabis are good at it but Internet makes is sound sarcastic. It's the same with Canadian humour of EM. I am blessed to catch both on and off the internet most of the time since I am both punjabi and canadian.


Pranam all

wow, so putting a smiley it is suppose to make everything alright! what was the joke when you were picking on Gujratis? Yes EM try educate me, what bigger picture did you see that i missed?

Jai Shree Krishna

AmIHindu
28 October 2011, 12:25 PM
Namaste to all,

Lets end these arguments here. These arguments will not take us anywhere but create negative energy. We are here for Sanatan Dharma and better we learn some more. I do not mean to say we are not learned but learning is never ending process. There is so much to learn, so much to do for achieve our spiritual growth. We are just a small group of people, let get back to our Sadhana and pray.

Believer
28 October 2011, 12:39 PM
Namaste,

Sad to see a 'Happy New Year' thread end like this!

Pranam.

Ganeshprasad
28 October 2011, 12:48 PM
Pranam all

oh well it seems i need to chill, if someone takes a dig at you just smile because it is all fun. May be i should take lessons in humor, all this from trying to wish Happy new year to those who followed, may be i should not have bothered.

Jai Shree Krishna

satay
28 October 2011, 03:36 PM
Nutan Varshbhinandan!

NayaSurya
29 October 2011, 10:28 AM
as one comedian to another I will say trying to be lighthearted in text is very difficult...but trying to make a joke with someone outside your own micro-culture is even harder.:p


There's a running joke in Kentucky that we ky women are always barefoot and pregnant.

I do not help ky women prove this common joke wrong.

But, it really isn't true...mostly.:p

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and my heart is full of a wish for you today.

That this year bring you Peace, Love and every single goodly thing!<3

Ganeshprasad
30 October 2011, 08:28 AM
Pranam

Thank you Naya for good wishes.

I hadn't realised that my thread would be turned in to a joke, although i still fail to see where the joke was, what i do know people hide behind the facade to make a point.
more often then not the person on the other side the receiving end would not see the funny side.

Now i would have stopped responding but the joker has a way of turning things around and make the victim look a fool, quite clear to see in another thread an accusation made '' -- raise their ugly head at the slightest real or perceived provocation (as was evident the other day in another thread :) ) ''

Now i like to know what was said here that is so ugly?

Jai Shree Krishna

charitra
30 October 2011, 03:29 PM
Wiki states: Yugadi or Ugadi or"Samvatsradi" (Telugu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telugu_language): ఉగాది, yugādi ? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Naming_conventions_(Indic))or సంవత్సరాది:samvatsradi), Konkani (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konkani)/Marathi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathi_language):युगादी yugādi, Kannada (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kannada): ಯುಗಾದಿ, yugādi, IPA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA): [juga:di] ? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Naming_conventions_(Indic)), formed by sandhi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandhi) of yuga"age" and ādi "beginning": the beginning of an age)is the New Year's Day for the people of the Deccan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deccan) region of India (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India). It falls on adifferent day every year because the Hinducalendar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_calendar) is a lunisolar calendar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunisolar_calendar). The Sakacalendar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saka_calendar) begins with the month of Chaitra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaitra)(March–April) and Ugadi marks the first day of the new year. Chaitra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaitra) is thefirst month in Panchanga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panchanga) which is the Indian calendar.

While the people of Karnataka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karnataka) andAndhraPradesh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andhra_Pradesh) use the term Yugadi/Ugadi for this festival, the people of Maharashtra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maharashtra)term the same festival, observed on the same day, Gudi Padwa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudi_Padwa)(Marathi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathi_language): गुढी पाडवा). Sindhis, people from Sindh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sindh), celebrate the same day as their New Year day Cheti Chand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheti_Chand).[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugadi#cite_note-0)Manipuris (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manipuris)also celebrate their New Year (SajibuCheiraoba (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sajibu_Cheiraoba)) on the same day. It is observed as Baisakhi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaisakhi) in Punjab (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punjab_(India))and Puthandu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puthandu)in TamilNadu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_Nadu). However, it is not celebrated on the same day as Yugadi in Tamil Nadubecause the Tamils (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_people) follow a solarcalendar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_calendar).

………..So therefore, the new year is celebrated on differentdays in different regions in Hindu lands. Just another example of amindboggling diversity so very characteristic of Hindus. On a side note, we canafford to poke fun at ourselves on occasion, since we are way too diverse toremain serious all the time. Hindus, just to remind ourselves, remainedpioneers in establishing laughing clubs across the planet. Finally, happy belatedugadi to all Gujaratis.

Eastern Mind
31 December 2011, 08:00 PM
Vannakkam:

and a "Happy New Year' to anyone bearing the weight of having tomorrow as a New Year, in one way or another.

I know, because of the cultural adaptation to the west, that tomorrow my home temple will sell more archanas than on any other day of the year, in part because it is also a public holiday. Ganesha goes on parade too.

Aum Namasivaya

Believer
31 December 2011, 08:10 PM
Namaste,

.....tomorrow my home temple will sell more archanas than on any other day of the year,
Did you mean your hometown temple, or have you gone into the business of collecting money in your 'home temple' at your own home?
Just checking to keep you honest. ;)

Pranam

Friend from the West
31 December 2011, 08:10 PM
Hari OM

Namaste and Happy New Year,

I wish for everyone to have a year of health, progress, and closeness.

I wish for everyone who reads a long post or Private Message from me, for it to actually show continuity of thought and to make sense:) .

Om Shanti.

FFTW

Eastern Mind
31 December 2011, 08:18 PM
Namaste,

Did you mean your hometown temple, or have you gone into the business of collecting money in your 'home temple' at your own home?
Just checking to keep you honest. ;)

Pranam

Vannakkam: People would run from the asuras in my home.

I was the manager in the 'home town temple' this morning. Only 3 archanas, but 3 abishekhams too. I think the archana is just a way for Ganesha to trick people into donating. This temple is only $5, still while most in North America are $11. Tomorrow will be more like a hundred, but we have 2 sweet grandchildren here for a sleepover so we'll be doing that instead of going to temple. I'm so disappointed.. :)

Aum Namasivaya

Jainarayan
31 December 2011, 09:38 PM
http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/images/smilies/namaste.gif

Shubham nava varsham

or is it

Shubhaha nav varshaha

(did I say that right? well, I tried :o at any rate Happy New Year ;))

saidevo
31 December 2011, 10:57 PM
namaste TouchedbytheLord.
Here is a link:
http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/showpost.php?p=37403&postcount=6

Jainarayan
31 December 2011, 11:09 PM
Namaste saidevo.

Thank you! :) (was I even close, considering the nuances of Sanskrit?)

Obelisk
01 January 2012, 12:15 AM
Namaste,

Wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year! :)

Kismet
01 January 2012, 01:48 AM
Happy New Years Everyone!

I have been feeling quite attached to Radha of late. May she bless this year with her Top-Most Potency. Hare Krsna!

Jainarayan
01 January 2012, 01:58 AM
Om Sarveshaam svastir bhavatu.
Sarveshaam shaantir bhavatu.
Sarveshaam purnam bhavatu.
Sarveshaam mangalam bhavatu.
Sarve bhavantu sukhinaha.
Sarve santu niramayaaha.
Sarve bhadraani pashyantu maa kashchit duhkha bhaag bhavet.
Om Shaanti, shaanti, shaantihi.

kallol
01 January 2012, 07:19 AM
I also want to join

Wish you all and your family a very happy, enjoying, prosperous, bhakti filled and knowledge filled 2012

Ramakrishna
03 January 2012, 12:26 AM
May 2012 bring everybody peace, prosperity, and happiness.

Jai Sri Ram

bhajan
03 January 2012, 03:24 AM
Happy New Year to all

Eastern Mind
13 April 2012, 09:01 AM
Vannakkm: Today is Tamil New year. I think it is New year in other places as well. Big celebration at our temple tonight. So Happy New Year, everyone.

Aum Namasivaya

Mana
13 April 2012, 12:01 PM
Happy New year!

Enjoy the celebrations!