Happy New Year
Happy New Year…What is new? The same temperature, the same climate, the same environment and the same thoughts.
It is the children who were raised in such a backdrop, who were told that ours is a backward nation, who took to the ways of the colonial class, who are managing the country today. Macaulay’s plan is working…If you look around, you will notice that people in their 60s and 70s are among the first to wish their children ‘Happy New Year’ on the 1st of January.
Vedic philosophers, marked the New Year as the first day of Shukla Paksha of the month of Chaitra. This day also coincides with 21st March of Gregorian calendar of 2015. It is said to be the day when Brahma began the process of creation and hence creative energies are at their peak, an auspicious day to make new beginnings. The day marks the change in season with the end of winters and the onset of spring, the temperatures are on a rise and energies realign themselves for a new state of balance. Traditionally fasts were observed in the following nine days (Chaitra navratras), to realign the body to the new energy patterns and prepare oneself for a new year.
I hope you have awakened to the New Year now. Happy New Year.