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Powai Sindhi Association Chetichand

Powai Sindhi Association has organized to celebrate CHETICHAND (Sindhi New Year) festival.

The celebration will begins on Sunday 3rd April, 2011 from 6 pm to 10pm at Norita grounds opp. HFS at Hiranandani Gardens.

There will be a Sindhi cultural musical orchestra with dancing group program by SANGITA LALLA (Model & Actor).

Followers of Jhulelal observe Chaliho Sahab.

It suggests that for forty long days and nights they underwent rituals and vigil on the bank of Sindhu river. They did not shave, nor did they wear new clothes or shoes. They did not use soap or oil or any opulent thing. They just washed their clothes, dried them and wore them again. In the evening, they worshipped God Varun, sang songs in his praise and prayed for their solace and salvation. After 40 days of Chaaliho, the followers of Jhulelal celebrate the occasion with festivity as ‘Thanks Giving Day’ even till today.

On this day, many Sindhis take Baharana Sahib to a nearby river or lake.