What is Jhulelal Jayanti and Cheti Chand?
Jhulelal Jayanti is a significant Hindu festival celebrated by the Sindhi community worldwide. It commemorates the birth of Jhulelal, their revered patron saint. Jhulelal is a symbol of unity, strength, and religious harmony for Sindhi Hindus. Cheti Chand, the Sindhi New Year, coincides with Jhulelal Jayanti, making the celebrations even more vibrant.
Jhulelal Jayanti 2024 Date
Jhulelal Jayanti is expected to be celebrated on April 9th 2024. Cheti Chand marks the beginning of the Sindhi lunar New Year. The celebration of Jhulelal Jayanti typically involves the performance of puja (worship) at temples and homes, the singing of devotional songs, and the distribution of prasad (sacred food). Some devotees also observe a fast on this day and visit the Sindhi temples to offer their prayers and seek blessings.
Cheti Chand: History & Significance| Why Jhulelal jayanti is celebrated
According to the Sindhi society, a ruler named Mirkhshah used to rule in the Indus province, in his kingdom the subjects were tortured by him. After this, the Sindhi society had done prayers for 40 days. Then Lord Jhulelal appeared from the Indus river and said that I will take birth after 40 days and liberate the people from the atrocities of Mirakhshah. After this, on the second date of Chaitra month, a child was born, who was named Uderolal. That child protected everyone from the tyranny of Mirakhshah. On the day of Chetichand, people of Sindhi community celebrate Jhulelal and distribute prasad of sweet rice, boiled salted gram and sherbet.