About Gujarati New Year : The arid land of Gujarat comes alive with its many celebrations. The people of Gujarat are known for their hospitable nature, delicacies, dance, music and colorful lifestyle. Celebration of the New Year here calls for great pomp and show. It is also heavily laden with religious rituals. The Gujarati New Year is also known as Bestu Varas.
Gujaratis, as the people of Gujarat province are normally known as, celebrate the day after Diwali as their New Year.
It is believed to be the day when Lord Krishna of Hindu mythology worshipped the Govardhan Parbat to save people of Vraja from the wrath of Lord Indra, who vowed to drown the small village from heavy rain. Since then, Gujaratis are offering pujas to the Govardhan Parbat on the day of Bestu Varas. On this day, Govardhan pujas are organized in many temples across Gujarat and devotees gather to earn blessings from their worshipping God. In many temples, the replica of the mythological mountain is made with mud and cow dung and is worshipped.source: 123newyear.com
Here is the date of Gujarati New Year :
|Name of Festivals||Days||Date of Festivals|
|Gujarati New Year||Monday||31 October 2016|