The history of Pohela Baishak
The Mughal dynasty is linked to the celebration of Pohela Baishak. People who celebrate the event may be unaware that the Bengali calendar, which was adopted by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 15th century, is one of a kind.
Agricultural taxes were collected according to the Islamic Hijri calendar during the Mughal dynasty. However, because the Hijri calendar is exclusively lunar, it does not correspond to the harvest, posing administrative challenges in determining the collecting date. Farmers were forced to pay taxes outside of the tax season as a result. Henceforth, the Mughal Emperor Akbar ordered a calendar modification to make tax collecting easier.
How is Pohela Baishak celebrated?
Pohela Baishak, also known as Pohela Baishak, is a festival marked by zeal and joy in Bengal. According to the Gregorian calendar, this period normally occurs around mid-April. The festival will be held on March 15 this year.
Baishak is the Bengali calendar’s first month. The first day of the month of Baishak is known as Pohela Baishak. Baisakhi is the Punjabi name for the event, while Puthandu is the Tamil name, Vishu is the Kerala name, and Rongali Bihu is the Assamese name.
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Bengalis greet one another with the salutation ‘Subho Naboborsho’ during Pohela Baishak. They pray to God and their elders for their benefit. To commemorate the occasion, a variety of delicacies are cooked, houses are decorated, and individuals don new clothing. On this auspicious occasion, you can invest in a new line of business and prosper in the days to come.
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Pohela Baishak holds special significance to businessmen
For the Bengali business community, Pohela Baishak signifies the start of a new financial year. On this day, businessmen buy treasures since the number represents good fortune. Bengalis wear new clothes and worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi. They also enjoy sweet delicacies and spend the day with friends and family. People also greet one another and participate in processions.
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