Ashadhi Bij 

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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.  
  • 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. 
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