Sindhi community of Udaipur is celebrating their most hallowed festival Chetichand on 5th April 2011. Shree Jhulelal Janmotsav, is to mark the birth of Patron Saint of Sindhi - Jhulelal Sai also known as Ishtadeva Uderolal, it is also the new year of Sindhis.
Sindhi community of Udaipur is celebrating their most hallowed festival Chetichand on 5th April 2011.
Shree Jhulelal Janmotsav, is to mark the birth of Patron Saint of Sindhi – Jhulelal Sai also known as Ishtadeva Uderolal, it is also the new year of Sindhis. Celebrations started from 3rd april with several social events like blood donation camp at Jhulelal Bhawan followed by distribution of refreshments at Central Jail, MB Hospital and TB Hospital.
A colorful cultural program was organized on 4th April at Town Hall.
It started with Jhulelal’s aarti, the chief guest of the program was Guman Lal (born 1941) who has dedicated his life in the development and welfare of sindhi community in Udaipur, he was honored with a memento. Guman lal is actively serving the society since 1953.
7 yr old Jhanvi Devnani(photo below) and Vanshika Rajnani(photo above) gave wonderful performances; both girls are class 2 students of St. Mary School. Vanshika’s bhawai dance was highly praised by spectators.
A thought provoking presentation which reflected the life story and plight of soldiers was presented by Asha Kataria and group.
Today on 5th April, also known as dooj (2nd day) of chaitra month would be marked by a gigantic procession going to start from Shastri circle and carry on to twon hall, bapu bazaar, delhi gate, dhan mandi, jeeniret and will end at suraj pol.
The procession would be given a full stop with the Langar Prasadi and evening would be followed by fair at shaktinagar community hall.
There are around 40,000 sindhis living in Udaipur, majority of the community is engaged in several big and small businesses, they are friendly and peaceful people. Sindhi folks accept every religion open heartedly and they believe in Sai Jhule Lal. And Cheti chand is celebrated to keep God Jhulelal’s birthday alive in community.
Cheti Chand jyon Lakh Lakh Wadayun Athav!!