PHOTO MOMENT: Saal Mubarak (Happy New Year!!)

Vijay Shah

Straight after Diwali in some parts of the Hindu world it is the beginning of the New Year at least in Gujarat and among some Mauritians. For those using the Vikram Samvat calendar, the New Year began in April this year (The current year is 2070 VS). Some ethnic groups in India, such as the Bengalis and Tamils have use of their own regional calendars.

Regardless of what calendar you prefer to use (and many Hindus also make use of the European Gregorian calendar in secular life), the New Year is a time of new beginnings and ventures, with an abundance of cheer and joy.

The Hindu new year is celebrated differently in different parts of the world. In northern India, people wear flowers to celebrate the New Year, commonly in pink, red, purple, or white hues. Hindus in central India display orange flags, flying them from the top of buildings. In southern India, mothers put food, flowers, and small gifts on a special tray. On New Year’s morning, children must keep their eyes shut until they have been led to the tray.

Just like as with Diwali yesterday, the Half-Eaten Mind cordially invites you to another Photo Moment medley of greetings images associated with the Hindu New Year. As before, I’ll try to involve as many traditions, graphical styles and interpretations of this festival as my poor fingers will allow. Thanks for taking a look and I wish you a wonderful New Year.





New Year Traditions – Hindu New Year” –  FatherTime’s.Net/Australian Media Pty Ltd. LINK

“Hindu New Year Scraps 1” – LINK
“Happy New Year” – meme4u LINK
“Hindu New Year” – LINK
Untitled – 123 Greetings/, Inc LINK
“Latest Eniya Puthandu Vazthukal Wallpapers and Greeting Cards” – Bharatmoms LINK
“Bengali New Year SMS” – Hairstyle For You (14 April 2010) LINK
“మీకు, మీ కుటుంబానికి విక్రుతి నామ సంవత్చర సుభాకాంక్షలు 🙂 (Wishing you and your family a happy new year)” – Kahaniyaa by me…(16 March 2010) LINK
“Happy sinhala n hindu new year to all” – Harendra, Blingee LINK
“Indian New Year Card” – Welcome To New India Greetings (3 February 2007) LINK
“Days of Diwali and it’s importance” – ramas, India-Forums (3 November 2010) LINK
“Nutan Varshabhinandan,Dipavali Patrika- Rajkot” – Shri Swaminarayan Gurukul Rajkot (14 October 2009) LINK

11 thoughts on “PHOTO MOMENT: Saal Mubarak (Happy New Year!!)

  1. Happy New Year to you, my friend! Today happens to be my online store’s first year anniversary…LOL…another new year to venture ahead…hehe…

    Cheers!! 😀


    1. Hi friend,

      Thank you so much for your wishes. And congrats on your online store reaching it’s first anniversary. May it see many many such anniversaries. You have some amazing skills and I can only see big things and wonderful new developments coming your way.

      Thanks again!!

      – HalfEatenMind


      1. You’re welcome, my friend!

        Thank you for your lovely blessings and encouragements with much appreciation.

        Have a wonderful weekend ahead, always~ Cheers!! 😀



    Do to complications with uploading lost images via the new WordPress reader, I have made the images bigger and changed their alignment to centre instead of crowding them in a bunch.
    Amended 16/05/2015 – VS.


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