Cheti Chand Full Form

Cheti Chand is basically a Sindhi festival which is celebrated mostly by Sindhi Hindus. It is a festival which marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year by Sindhis. Sindhi Hindus are socio-ethnic group of people originating from Sindh, a province of Pakistan. In 1947, after the partition of India, large number of Sindhi Hindus was migrated to India and here they established their customs and traditions, one of which was the celebration of Cheti Chand festival. It is celebrated as a commemoration of birthday of Sindhi Patron Saint Jhulelal and as New Year’s Day for Sindhis. The festival date is based on the lunar cycle of the lunisolar Hindu calendar, it being the first day of the year and the Sindhi month of Chet (Chaitra). It typically falls in the end of March or beginning of April month in the Gregorian calendar on or about the same day as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra and Ugadi in other parts of the Deccan region of India.