Gandhinagar, Apr 1 UNI | 4 months ago

Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today greeted the people on the occasion of Cheti Chand.

''Greetings on Cheti Chand. May Lord Jhulelal bless our lives with joy and good health,'' Mr Modi tweeted.

Cheti Chand is an important festival celebrated as new year's day by Sindhi people.

According to the Hindu calendar, it is the second day of the month chaitra, known as Chet in the Sindhi language.

The Sindhi people celebrates the festival of Cheti Chand in honour of the birth of Ishtadeva Uderolal, popularly known as Jhulelal, the patron saint of the Sindhis.

(Posted on 01-04-2014)