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2017 Cheti Chand | Jhulelal Jayanti date for Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

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2017 Cheti Chand

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2017
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Fairfield, United States
Cheti Chand
28th
March 2017
Tuesday / मंगलवार
Sant Jhulelal
Jhulelal

Cheti Chanda Timings

Cheti Chanda on Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Cheti Chanda Muhurat - 07:14 PM to 07:58 PM
Duration - 00 Hours 44 Mins
Pratipada Tithi Begins - 10:57 PM on Mar 27, 2017
Pratipada Tithi Ends - 08:15 PM on Mar 28, 2017

Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of Fairfield, United States with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.

Cheti Chand 2017

Cheti Chand is an important festival celebrated by Sindhi people of Pakistan and India. However date of Cheti Chand is decided based on Hindu calendar. According to Hindu calendar, Cheti Chand is celebrated on the second day of Chaitra Shukla Paksha. Most of the times, it is celebrated one day after Ugadi and Gudi Padwa.

It is the day when the New Moon becomes visible after no moon day. Due to the first appearance of the moon during the Cheti month, this day is known as Cheti Chand.

The Sindhi community celebrates the festival of Cheti Chand to commemorate the birth anniversary of Ishtadeva Uderolal which is popularly known as Jhulelal, the patron saint of Sindhis.

The exact year of the birth of Saint Jhulelal is not known but he was born during the 10th century in Sindh. This was the time when Sindh came under the rule of Sumras. Sumras were tolerant to all other religions. However a tyrant named Mirkshah was threatening Sindhi Hindus to either convert to Islam or face the death.

Sindhis prayed to the river God to protect them from the forced conversion. It is stated that their prayers were heard after forty days of worship. River God promised them that the divine child would be born in Nasarpur to save them from the tyrant. The child was known as Saint Jhulelal.

This day is considered highly auspicious and is celebrated with much fanfare. The water which is the elixir of life is worshipped on this day.

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