The Hindu New Year 2023 or The Hindu Nav Varsh 2023, will begin at 10:53:02 P.M. on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. That is when the Pratipada Tithi (first day) of Shukla Paksha (The brighter half of the lunar cycle) of Chaitra (Lunar Month) month starts, thus marking the beginning of the Hindu New Year or Hindu Nav Varsh. However, this year, the Shukla Pratipada tithi commences after sunrise on March 21; therefore, the beginning of the Hindu New Year will be considered from March 22, 2023, when Shukla Pratipada tithi will remain in effect at the time of sunrise.
The Hindu New Year is not like the regular one we celebrate every year on January 1, but it tells us how it will influence the country and its people. However, to analyse all that, we also need the help of Hindu Astrology. For instance, a Hindu Nav Varsh tells us about the upcoming quality of rain, crops and harvest (both summer and winter season based), wealth, warfare, industry outlook, the possibility of natural calamities and famine, etcetera.
Hindu New Year: Vikram Samvat and Shaka Samvat
Along with the Gregorian Calendar system, India also has its own calendar system, not just one but two, that people follow. That are Vikram Samvat and Shaka Samvat. The Government of India (GoI) uses Shaka Samvat as its official calendar. As per Shaka Samvat, March 22 marks the beginning of its first day every year. However, Hindu Festivals and other rituals are celebrated on the basis of Vikram Samvat. Vikram Samvat has been in use since the reign of the Great Indian King Vikramaditya.
The first day of Vikram Samvat is Chaitra Shukla Pratipada, which marks the day of the coronation of King Vikramaditya. Presently, Vikram Samvat 2079 and Shaka Samvat 1944 are in effect. However, with the beginning of the Hindu New Year 2023, Vikram Samvat 2080, and Shaka Samvat 1945 will commence.
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Hindu New Year 2023 Horoscope and Planetary Cabinet
Every year, the planetary lord of the day when the Hindu new year commences becomes the King of the Year, based on which Astrologers can predict the outcome of the Hindu New Year 2023. However, to cast the horoscope of the Hindu New Year 2023, we will consider the following details:
Date: March 21, 2023
Time: 10:53:02 PM
Place: Delhi (The Capital city of India).
The horoscope of any Hindu New Year is known as “Nav Varsh Kundli” or the New Year Horoscope. A Hindu New Year horoscope can indicate the likely national trends and the year’s overall theme if appropriately analysed. It helps to identify possible major events, climatic conditions such as rainfall and drought, political and economic situations, and social welfare for the year in question.
Planetary Cabinet for the year 2023
The King of the year is a planet that rules over the first day of the Hindu New Year. In 2023, Mercury is the King of the year because it is Wednesday, the 22nd of March 2022. So the Hindu New Year 2023 will be controlled by Saturn.
The entire planetary cabinet for the year is as below:
– King: Mercury
– Minister: Venus (Known as Mantri). It is determined by the day lord when Sun enters the Aries Sign.
– Lord of the Clouds: Jupiter (Known as Meghesh). It is determined by the day lord when Sun enters Ardra Nakshatra.
– Lord of the Paddy Crops (Summer Crops): Sun (Known as Sasyesh). It is determined by the day lord when Sun enters the Cancer Sign.
– Lord of the Army/Defence: Jupiter (Known as Durgesh). It is determined by the day lord when Sun enters the Leo Sign.
– Lord of Treasure: Sun (Known as Dhanesh). It is determined by the day lord when Sun enters the Virgo Sign.
– Lord of Fluids: Mars (Known as Rasesh). It is determined by the day lord when Sun enters the Libra Sign.
– Lord of Corns (Winter Crops): Saturn (Known as Dhanyesh). It is determined by the day lord when Sun enters the Sagittarius Sign.
– Lord of Mining (Metals and Minerals): Sun (Known as Neershesh). It is determined by the day lord when Sun enters the Capricorn Sign.
– Lord of Fruits and Vegetation: Jupiter (Known as Phalesh). It is determined by the day lord when Sun enters the Pisces Sign.