“New Year in the lunar calendar marks the renewed cycle of life. To propel life with new energy and vitality comes easy in an offering mode. The period post spring equinox is ideal to align with Devi and her grace.”
The Lunar Hindu New Year is very significant, not just culturally, but scientifically too, because it takes into account the relationship between our planet, the sun and the moon, and its impact on the human system. As such, the New Year's dates were set to mark the beginning of the new agricultural season and the welcoming of spring, and not on 1 January.
In India, each region has a unique way of celebrating the Lunar Hindu New Year. As part of the celebrations at Linga Bhairavi, devotees from diverse parts of the country can make various ritual offerings to appeal to Devi’s grace. This is open on all five days (April 2, 13, 14, 15 & 16) of the festivities.