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In pics: Mumbai celebrates Cheti Chand

Last updated on: March 28, 2017 11:11 IST

As people across the country celebrate their New Year, Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com captures a mini procession in the city.

Every year, the Hindu New Year is celebrated with much fanfare and fervour in India.

The Sindhi community brings in its New Year, Cheti Chand by worshiping their isht dev (favourite God) Jhulelal Sai.

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IMAGE: The Sindhis from Navjeevan Society, Mahim organise a procession every year to celebrate Cheti Chand.
All photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

cheti chand celebrations in Mumbai

IMAGE: The locals wear traditional costumes and join in the procession.

cheti chand celebrations in Mumbai

IMAGE: This man is dressed as Jhulelal Sai, a holy saint. On New year, Sindhis celebrate his birthday.

cheti chand celebrations in Mumbai

IMAGE: The procession is incomplete without drumbeats and the turban.

cheti chand celebrations in Mumbai

IMAGE: The music fills everyone's ears with festive joy.

cheti chand celebrations in Mumbai

IMAGE: The group also distribute sweets and snacks to passersby to share their happiness.

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Rajesh Karkera / Rediff.com
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