Shukladi is the ancient way of determining the lunar month by signifying the day after Amavasi or no moon night as the start of the new month. So the first day after the waxing phase of the moon in the Chaitra month is the first day of the Hindu calendar. That's why Chaitra Sukhladi is celebrated as the New Year in the Hindu calendar. This festival is celebrated as Vikram Samvat New Year with great enthusiasm in the northern parts of India.
However, every part and state of India has its unique culture and way of celebrating each festival. The same goes for the first day of the Hindu new year. The southern parts of India celebrate it as Ugadi, including Andhra and Karnataka. It comes from the addition of two Hindi or Sanskrit words Yuga + aadi, which translates to the start of a new era. And the people of Maharashtra and Goa celebrate it as Gudi Padwa to mark the end of the Rabi crop or the arrival of the Vasant/spring season.
While every part of India celebrates it in their unique way, it also brings the most special time of the year. The festival of Chaitra Sukhladi is followed by the holy days of Navratri. Navratri holds a special place in everyone's heart since it brings a wave of happiness and prosperity with it. It goes on for nine days and nights, and each one of them symbolizes the avatars of Maa Durga - the Goddess of Shakti or power.
Since Chaitra comes first in the year and brings the beautiful summer season, Chaitra Navratri gives us hope for a wholesome whole upcoming year. According to Hindu mythology, it’s also the month in which Lord Brahma started creating our beautiful universe in which we reside and also kicks off one of the most passionately celebrated festivals. So it has a great deal of religious value and sentiment attached to it.
That’s why everyone eagerly waits for the first day of this auspicious month called Chaitra sukhladi. While everyone celebrates it with different names and rituals, one thing is common among all. In every part of India, Chaitra Sukhladi means that it's time to start the preparations of Navratri. However, instead of preparing your home the same as past years, why don't you try something new and different to bring more joy. And what is better than decorating your home to worship Durga Ji and get a new start for a prosperous and healthy year ahead. And if you need some help, we have some great ideas to make this year's Navratri special for you.
The best way to bring a positive aura of look to your home is by bringing home a mesmerizing piece of rustic wall art decor. You can also mount a depiction of Maa Durga’s majestic lion or her beholding the almighty Astra-shastra on your wall to ward off negative energy with her blessings. Instead of changing the decor of your whole home one by one, you can try giving a wall or corner in your home a traditional makeover. Create a cozy and spiritual space by hanging traditional paintings, ethnic arts, murals, jharokhas, metal idols and modern living room wall art inspired by Indian cultures like Rajput paintings. Each of these paintings is an exquisite piece of art and highly in demand since they told lost stories from the rule of Rajputana. Plus, artists use only natural colors for these paintings, which is why it is one of the best ways to create a wall that becomes a statement piece.
Choose from a wide range of traditional wall decor and Indian art pieces from Punam Metalcrafts. Plus, you won’t have to worry about the quality and authenticity as all our products are made in Indian art forms and artists known for their craftsmanship and attention to detail in a skill-intensive occupation. And by purchasing from our website you would not only be supporting local artisans but also bringing home a piece of Indian culture. We also guarantee nationwide free delivery to your doorstep with full safety and quick delivery time. Hurry and grab your pooja items, metal idola and modern living room wall art to get your home ready for the upcoming auspicious season.