Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted people on the occasion of Ashadhi Bij, the Kutch New Year.


What is ‘Ashadhi Bij’?

  • Ashadi Beej or Ashadhi Bij is observed on the second day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Ashada month.
  • Region – It is the Kutchi New Year. This Hindu New Year is observed in the Kutch region in Gujarat.
  • Celebrations – Ashadi Beej is mostly a traditional affair and is a celebration of rains. During Ashadhi-beej, farmers check the moisture in the atmosphere to help predict which crop would do best in coming monsoon.