Hindu New Year Celebrations at Sai Dham

At the same time, the southern Indian states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh begin their new year – Ugadi. The Marathas celebrate their new year Gudi Padwa, and the Sindhis observe Cheti Chand, the coming of new year, during the same time. Usually, the Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Kashmiri and Sindhi New Year falls on the same day – the first day of the month of Chaitra, heralding the advent of spring.
In mid-April, the Bengalis usher in the new year with the Poila Baishakh celebrations, the Assamese in the northeast with Bihu festivals, and the Tamils in the South with Puthandu. Around this time, Hindus in Punjab get agog with Baisakhi, the springtime harvest festival marking the beginning of their new year, and the people of Kerala in the south of India welcome their new year – Vishu.
Sai Dham Canada is blessed to celebrate the above New Year celebrations bringing the whole community together.
  • On April 11, 2013, Thursday, we are celebrating Ugadi, Gudi Padwa and Cheti Chand. Celebrations will begin at 6:30 p.m.
  • On April 13, 2013, Saturday, we are celebrating Poila Baishakh, Bihu and Baisakhi. Celebrations will begin at 6:30 p.m.
All are cordially invited to participate and be part of this celebration with our beloved Shri Shirdi Sai Baba.

The programme will be as follows:

  • Dhoop Aarti:                                                                                                       6.30 p.m.
  • Sai Amritvani and Ganesh Vandana:                                                            7:00 p.m.
  • Baba`s bhog:                                                                                                     7:15 p.m.
  • New Year celebrations along with bhajans:                                                7:30 p.m.

  • Shej Aarti:                                                                                                           10:00 p.m.

Baba`s langar will be open to all from 7:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact Mrs. Sushma Pandey and Mr. Kamen Shukla at:

Sai Dham Canada
7140, Goreway Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada, L4T 2T6
Phone: 905-956-2646/647-291-3838
Email: sai@saidham.ca