Poila Baisakh or Bengali New Year 2019 Date in India: Now It’s time to celebrate the regional new years, and Poila Baisakh is the celebration of the beginning of Bengali New Year. The festival marks the first day of the Bengali calendar and generally falls around April 13 or 14, according to the Gregorian calendar. This year, the much-awaited festival will be celebrated on April 15 (Monday).
Poila Baisakh is celebrated with much fanfare not only in India but also in neighboring countries Bangladesh and even across the globe. People clean and decorate their houses to welcome the New Year, and also make beautiful colourful Alpona or Rangolis outside their home and Shops. They visit temples and pray for good fortune and prosperity in the coming year.
Poila Baisakh Images and Wallpapers
Why Poila Baisakh or Bengali New Year is being Celebrated?
The day is celebrated as Bihu by the people in Assam, as Vishu in Kerala, and as Puthandu by the people in Tamil Nadu. While some people argue about the origin of the Bengali calendar, it is believed that it was introduced by Emperor Akbar, and is a combination of solar Hindu calendar and the lunar Islamic calendar.
Poila Baisakh also signifies the beginning of the new financial year for the Bengali business community, who visit shops and buy valuables as it signifies good fortune. They also worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on this day. People wear new clothes and indulge themselves in sweet delicacies, to celebrate the day.
Bengali New Year 2019 Quotes, Wishes and WhatsApp Status
1. May this Poila Boisakh fill your life with an abundance of hope, wealth and happiness!
2. Let’s pray for God to bless us with happiness, courage and wealth on this Bengali New Year. Hearty Poila Boishakh greetings.
3. Sending your way heartfelt wishes and greetings for the coming year. May your new year be happy and prosperous! Happy Bengali New Year to you and your family.
4. May the sweetness of Sandesh fill your life with the joy of a New Year! Subho Noboborsho to you and your loved ones.
5. This Poila Boisakh, I pray that all your heart’s desires be fulfilled. Wishing you a great New Year!
6. Wishing you a wonderful Pohela Baisakh.