Jhulelal Jayanti 2021| Cheti Chand: Festival of Sindhi

Jhulelal Jayanti 2021| Cheti Chand: Festival of Sindhi

Jhulelal Jayanti 2021 | Cheti Chand

When there is an imbalance between good and evil, then even the lord Almighty has to come down to planet earth in one form or another. There has been a long history of traditions which is still prevalent where many sages, saints have taken birth and preached the world to distinguish between good and evil. Lord Ram, Krishna, Jesus, Prophet Mohammad, Guru Nanak to mention a few. However, there is one god that had a special mention among the Sindhi caste known by the name Lord Jhulelal who played a key significance on the planet earth.

This festival is also known by the name Cheti Chand. According to religious belief, it is believed that Lord Jhulelal is the god of water, Varuna.

Let’s know when is Jhulelal Jayanti? What is the method and time of its celebration along with the story of Jhulelal?

Date & Time

As per the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated every year on the second day of Shukla Paksha in Chaitra month on 13th April 2021.

Who is Jhulelal?

The first and oldest Indus Valley Civilization is Mohenjodaro and it was during the same period when Sai Jhulelal was born in Sindh.  Since then people in Sindhi society and some parts of Pakistan celebrate his birth with great pomp and show as Jhulelal Jayanti or Chetichand.  This also marks the new year of Sindhi society.

Once a king Mirkh Shah ruled the Indus region. The entire state was unhappy with his atrocities. Due to which the people used to remember their God on the banks of the Indus River. At that time, there was a prediction that a child will be born from Devaki’s womb in Nasarpur who will save everyone. Lord Jhulelal was born as Udaychand who killed Mirkh Shah and liberated the people from his atrocities. Since then people of the Sindhi community consider Jhulelal as their favorite god and this day is celebrated as Jhulelal Jayanti.

Religious importance

As per the religious belief, Lord Jhulelal Varun is the form of deity. It is said that people of the Sindhi community used to travel by waterways. In such a situation, they pray to the water god to have a safe and sound journey and thank him after it was successful.?

Celebration

The moon is fully visible on this day. People of the Sindhi community offer prayers to Jal Dev and Jhulelal ji by law. Cultural programs are held at many places and mass processions are taken out. Then boiled black gram and sweet rice are distributed as prasad.

  • Get up early and take a bath.
  • Gather near a river, sea, or pond.
  • After this, worship Lord Jhulelal.
  • Make the pooja material flow in the water.
  • Now pray to Lord Jhulelal for a happy life.
  • Then feed the aquatic organisms.
  • Prasad of sweet rice boiled salted gram, and Sharbat distributed among people.

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