Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) under the divine guidance of HIS Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji organized programmes at various places like UP, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand, Chattisgarh etc. to mark the beginning of The Hindu New Year 2072 or Vikram Nav Varsh Samvat which is the traditional lunar Hindu calendars followed in North India.
Every year, this Bhartiya Nav Varsh is being celebrated on Chaitra Shukala Pratipada (March – April). In 2015, the Nav Samvat begun on March 21.
According to our present circumstances, we follow the English New Year that starts on 1st of January every year, and some may even question why we should follow/celebrate the Bhartiya Nav Varsh? Now let’s have closer look at the nature around us during March/April time – what you will find is a nature full of life, colour & vivacity. On the contrary, English New Year marks its start in winters where everything seems to be so dull, lifeless & cold. So, in ancient time somewhere around 57 BC, Emperor Vikramaditya started this Vikram era as a commemoration of his victory upon the Shaks. This victory took place at Ujjain, one among the four places associated with Kumbh Mela. The celebration of English New Year is the legacy of the past when British ruled India. Now that we are physically free from their bondage, why not free ourselves with the mental bondage as well! If we think logically, the financial year also starts from April whether you are a corporate house or a local shop, new session for students also start around this time etc. So where is it all coming from! Somewhere deep inside us, the true Indian values ingrained by our ancestors still exist and DJJS is working to kindle that fire that exist in the dormant state for years.
The spiritual programmes organized by DJJS during this auspicious occasion included several cultural dance & musical performances and spiritual discourses presented to unite the devotees in the colours of bliss, divinity and devotion. Spiritual Discourses delivered by preacher brothers and sisters motivated people spiritually and, enriched them with greater knowledge & understanding.
The event also included various exhibitions on the projects run by DJJS under the holy guidance of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, like Antarkranti, Antardrishti, Sanjeevika, Ayurvedic SAM, Akhand Gyan (Monthly Spiritual Magazine), SAM, Bodh, Nari Sashaktikaran, Indian Sanskriti, Santulan, etc.