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Jhulela Jayanti is also known as Cheti Chand. On the auspicious occasion of Jhulelal
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Actually, “Jhulelal” is the name of their God, who is often
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Why Jhulelal Jayanti is celebrated
Jhulelal Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Sindhi Saint Jhulelal. He is also known by other names such as Ishta Dev and Dariyalal. Jhulelal is regarded as the incarnation of Hindu God “Varuna”. It is believed he has lived around the 10th Century A.D. The Jhulelal
It was said that a child would be born to Mata Devki in the house of Ratanchand Lohano of Nasarpur, who will liberate the Sindhi Hindus from the cruelty of the ruler Mirkshah. The Lord Varuna had incarnated himself in the womb of Mata Devki and the news was confirmed regarding the conception of Mata Devki. All the Sindhi Hindus rejoiced and thanked God for hearing this news.
On the Cheti Chand day, Mata Devki gave birth to a baby boy. It is believed that the child was an incarnation of God Varun. The child was named as “Udaichand”. He was popularly known as Jhulelal – The Swinging Child. As
Soon, the news of miracles reached to Mirkhah. Who decided to arrest him, but all attempts made by him failed. He was struck by the acts and performance of Jhulelal and realized his mistake. He pleaded to the God “Please save my courtiers” and me and agreed to treat Hindus and Muslims equally. So Jhulelal the incarnated form of Varuna Devta protected Sindhi Hindus. So the Sindhi community started celebrating the birth anniversary of their
Festivities of Jhulelal Jayanti
On the auspicious and pious occasion of Jhulelal
The festival of Jhulelal Jayanti is an occasion for great celebrations among
They worship Julelal and perform special “Arti” on this occasion.
Sindhi community worship Water as it is the birth anniversary of Jhulelal and he was the incarnation of the God of Water-Varun Devta.
Distribution of clothes and food to the needy people are performed and several other charitable activities are performed too.
Special hymns are sung to praise Juhlelal.
It is the occasion when Sindhi people carry oil lamp, crystal sugar, cardamom, and fruits to Sindhu River and perform Pooja dedicated to Water God. This special puja is known as Baharana Sahib.
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The followers of Jhulelal perform the prayer for forty days (“Chaliho“) and celebrate “Thanksgiving Day” after “Chaliho.”
The devoted souls observe fast and offer special prayers
Coconut milk, sugar, molasses, and fruits are recommended to eat while breaking the fast.
Various cultural programs are arranged in several parts of India.
Sindhi greets each other saying “Cheti Chand
Businessman starts new books of accounts on this auspicious day.
This day is considered highly propitious and also thriving.
All together Cheti Chand is a festival of joy and happiness.
In Sindh, this day is celebrated with both Hindus and Muslims in large numbers for the grand ‘Jhulelal’ procession that is followed by a cultural programme and ‘langarsaab’, free ‘prasad’ for all people, from God’s kitchen. It is about feeding everyone irrespective of their faith, ethnicity, gender and otherwise. The festival is celebrated with abundance and excitement. The auspicious day is also known Jhulelal