Saturday, April 6, 2019

Happy New Year - Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Bihu, Baisakhi, Chaitr Navaratri ...

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Wishing all the readers a very Happy Hindu New Year which is celebrated under various names across India. 6th April 2019 is also the Pratipada prathama (date 1), shukla paksha (waxing phase of moon) for the year 2076 Vikram Samvat (year of Vikram)

Ugadi in Andhra and Karnataka, Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, Bihu in Assam, Baisakhi in Punjab and Chaitra Navaratri. You may find more details here. The reason is the same - Spring is here.

Mangoes of the first season are seen in the market now. Dishes of unripe green mangoes is common in many parts. Coconut, jaggery, neem leaves are also special for the occasion.



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Navaratri

Then of course, we have the Navaratri begin as well. The Chaitra Navaratri, the other one being about 6 months later with the onset of Sharat season.


It has been some time since I have been active regarding Sanskrit writing - blog or Facebook.
With this New Year, I am happy to announce that I am back, with a commitment to much more time for Sanskrit works, and soon full time.

I will be transitioning to spending more and more time working on various projects related to making Sanskrit more relate-able and enjoyable for even those just starting out who may not have enough exposure to it.

Here is to more time spent with ancient wisdom expressed in Sanskrit works, and making them relevant today.



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