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People in Jaipur urged to celebrate Virkam Samvat Nav Varsh Divas as Hindu New Year Day
A gathering of a colony in Jaipur was urged by the civics body representative from the area to celebrate 'Vikram Samvat' as Indian New Year akin to the New Year celebrations of various religions and cultures instead of treating January 1 as the New Year Day.

It was suggested that on the day the people must light-up a traditional and indigenous earthen lamps with oil and avoid artificial or electrical lights for decoration. It was told that the Hindu New Year falls on March 28 this year. The motif for this festival has been 'Om' last year.

In the gathering, the issues of security, cleanliness, electrification, road safety, rain water harvesting, tree plantation and waste management were also discussed.

'Vikram Samvat' as Hindu New Year begins with the first day after the new moon in the month of Chaitra Shukla Paksha Prathama had been celebrated by a section of society for the last few years in Jaipur.

Vikram Samvat Nav Varsh is celebrated as Bikram Samba in Nepal. It is widely believed that Lord Brahma created the universe on this day and it is considered the most auspicious day.

According to a popular legend, Vikram Samvat Nav Varsh was founded by emperor Vikramaditya regarded as a great warrior and a historical figure by most Hindus.

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