Cheti Chand marks the new year of Sindhi community around the world. The festival is celebrated on the second day of Chaitra month, a day after Ugadi and Gudi Padwa. "The word chet is derived from the month Chaitra and hence known as Chet-i-Chand".
The day is celebrated with great pomp and fervor by the community members. The festival is celebrated in honour of the birth of Ishtadeva Uderolal who is believed to be the patron saint of the Sindhis.
Actually, “Jhulelal” is the name of their God, who is often referred as “Ishtadeva Uderolal”, “Varun Devta” or Water God.
Sindhis are particularly known for their rich cultural history. Their Cheti Chand or Jhulelal Jayanti is one of their old and traditional festivals. This festival is an expression of their rich cultural heritage and is celebrated by the Sindhi community all throughout the world with great joy and enthusiasm.