Lord Jhulelal’s incarnation took place on the day of new year for the protection of Hindu religion.

Every year in India, the new year begins with Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. In this year 2023, the Hindu New Year Vikram Samvat 2080 is starting from 22nd March, Wednesday. Citizens of different sections of the society call Varsha Pratipada by different names.

According to the Indian Hindu Sanatan culture, the first part of the spring season is autumn, that is, the leaves of trees, shrubs, vines and plants start drying up, turn yellow and then wither and fall off. But after some time delicate tender buds start coming on those same dry, deserted branches, from here the spring season reaches its festival. Thus autumn and spring come together as if conveying the message that expiration-arrival, meeting-parting, passing of the old-coming of the new, are two sides of the same coin. The months of Phagun and Chaitra also come in this spring. In the middle of the month of Chaitra, nature is engrossed in the process of its decoration and creation and along with new leaves coming on the trees, white, red, pink, yellow, orange, blue flowers also start blooming. It seems as if the entire universe has become new, at the same time a new year arrives in our physical world in India as well. The new year is also called the new year.

Every year in India, the new year begins with Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. In this year 2023, the Hindu New Year Vikram Samvat 2080 is starting from 22nd March, Wednesday. Citizens of different sections of the society call Varsha Pratipada by different names. The Sindhi community calls the new year as Cheti Chand. Lord Jhulelal, the social savior of Sindh province Varunavatar, also descended on this earth on this day. Therefore, the Sindhi community celebrates this day with great enthusiasm. Cultural functions are organized all over the country and tableaux etc. are taken out.

Lord Jhulelal told his devotees that my real form is water and light. Without it the world cannot survive. Today, the Sindhi society celebrates the incarnation day of Lord Jhulelal as Chetichand with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm. Chetichand is celebrated on the second day of Chaitra Navratri i.e. Chaitra Shukla Dwitiya according to the Hindu calendar. The Sindhi New Year also begins on the day of Chetichand. On the day of Chetichand, Sindhi men and women light a lamp on the banks of a pond or river and offer prayers to the water deity. On the day of Chetichand, the devotees of the Sindhi community make Bahirana Sahib. They take out grand processions and sing songs of Jhulelal’s glory accompanied by ‘Chhej’ (a folk dance similar to Dandiya of Gujarat). Prasad of tahiri (sweet rice), chole (boiled salted chickpeas) and sherbet is distributed. Bahirana Sahib is immersed in the evening. During this, all the citizens of the Sindhi community observe satvik food fast, fast and eat fruits. For these forty days Sindhi people also give up Taamsi food, meat and alcohol.

As it is well known that the history of ancient India has been very glorious. Bharat Mata was rightly called “Golden Bird” and in this context India’s fame was spread all over the world. Because of this, the Veer Bhoomi of Sindh had to bear the attack of the religious attackers coming from the desert areas of the west with the aim of looting Mother India and capturing its land. Due to its geographical location in undivided India, Sindh province was once considered as the gateway to India. For this reason, the province of Sindh has also suffered the maximum number of attacks from Arab countries on India. The invaders used to enter India only through Sindh. The holy land of Sindh has been the center of Vedic culture and ancient civilization and many sages, sages and sages have taken birth on the holy land of Sindh. The Sindhi community is also believed to be the descendants of Lord Rama. The King Jayadrath who is mentioned in the Mahabharata period belonged to the Sindhi community only.

Shri Dahirsen ji was the king of today’s Balochistan, Iran, Karachi and the entire Indus region. You are considered to be the last Hindu ruler of Sindh and it was you who expanded the boundaries of Sindh state to Kannauj, Kandahar, Kashmir and Kutch. You were born in 663 AD and sacrificed your life on 16 June 712 AD protecting this great land of India. Shri Dahirsen ji, who not only gave his life while fighting in the battlefield, but after his martyrdom, his wife, sister and both daughters also sacrificed their lives and started a new tradition in India. King Shri Dahirsen ji was a Prajavatsal king. His fame as a cow protector spread far and wide. Hearing the stories of the glory of the state of Sindh, Iran’s ruler Hajjam sent his commander Mohammad bin Qasim in 712 AD to attack Sindh by giving a huge army. Kasim made several attacks on the fort of Deval, but King Shri Dahirsen ji and his Hindu heroes pushed him back every time. But despite being defeated several times, finally Mohammed bin Qasim treacherously defeated the last Hindu king Mr. Dahirsen, after which Sindh was included in his kingdom by the Caliph of Al-Hilaj and the administration of the administration in Sindh was run by the representatives of the Caliph. Islamic invaders continuously converted Hindus at the point of sword in the entire region and spread Islam in this region.

With time, the rulers who ruled Sindh also kept changing and at one time the rule of Mirakhshah, the tyrannical, vicious and staunch Islamic invader, was established on Sindh’s capital Thatta. He started massacring the inhabitants of Sindh to spread Islam in and around it. Mirakh Shah was surrounded by advisors and friends who advised him that if you spread Islam in this region, you will get Jannat or supreme bliss after death. Hearing this advice Mirakh Shah called Panch representatives of the Hindus of that area and ordered them to embrace Islam or prepare to die. Hindus scared of Mirakhshah’s threat asked for some time to consider it, on which Mirakhshah gave them 40 days time.

Sindhi Hindus turned to Lord Varun Dev, the god of the river (Jal) in view of death and the crisis on religion in front of them. Hindus did penance for forty days. He neither got his hair cut nor did he eat. During this, fasting only kept praising God and praying. Lord Jhulelal descended on this earth after the prayers of Sindhi Hindus. Lord Jhulelal not only protected the life and property of Sindhi Hindus by his miraculous birth and life but also saved the Hindu religion. Don’t know how many Islamic fanatics like Mirakh Shah came and played the bloody game of conversion, but because of Lord Jhulelal, the havoc of Muslim invaders was curbed in Sindh during that period.

Today Sindhi Hindus consider Lord Jhulelal as their deity and they are called Ishta Dev. Sindhi Hindus consider Lord Jhulelal to be an incarnation of Varuna (water god). Varun Dev is worshiped by the Sindhi society as the god of the ocean, the protector of truth and the god with divine vision. They believe that water brings all happiness and water is life. Jal-Jyoti, Varunavatar, Jhulelal are the presiding deities of the Sindhis, in front of whom the Sindhi community extends their arms and wishes that there should be peace and happiness in the whole world and there should be greenery and prosperity in all the four directions.

– Prahlad Sabnani

Retired Deputy General Manager,

state Bank of India

K-8, Chetakpuri Colony,

Jhansi Road, Lashkar,

Gwalior – 474 009

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