18 March 2013

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Jhulelal Sahib


Date of Issue : 18 march 2013

Jhulelal  or Dariyalal or Jinda Pir is the Ishta Dev (community God) of Sindhi people. His birthday Cheti Chand which falls on the second day of the Chaitra month is auspicious for Sindhis and is celebrated all over the country with traditional pomp and gaiety.

Celebration and rituals of Cheti Chand

On this day, devotees worship Saint Uderolal who is also known as Jhulelal along with the God of water Varuna. Worship of the Sea God is performed. This day is considered auspicious for the businessmen who start new account books to mark the start of a new economic year. Sindhi music is played and men perform folk dances. Reverence is paid to God Varuna on the banks of River Sindhu. People observe fast and after offering prayers they break their fast with a mixture of coconut milk, sugar, molasses and fruits.

The festival of Cheti Chand is known as a communion of Hindus and Muslims and eradication of the distinctions between religions, casts and creeds.

: Timir Shah – Vadodara

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