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English: Chet, Chayt

Gurmukhi: ਚੇਤਿ
Hindi: चेति

Meaning: March (as in the month of March)

Punjabi Pronunciation 🗣

Spiritual Significance 📖

ਚੇਤਿ ਗੋਵਿੰਦੁ ਅਰਾਧੀਐ ਹੋਵੈ ਅਨੰਦੁ ਘਣਾ ॥
चेति गोविंदु अराधीऐ होवै अनंदु घणा ॥
Cẖeṯ govinḏ arāḏẖī▫ai hovai anand gẖaṇā.In the month of Chayt, by meditating on the Lord of the Universe, a deep and profound joy arises.
Guru Arjan Dev   -  view Shabad/Paurhi/Salok

Guru Gobind Singh ji in 1697 AD chose the new year day (1-Chet) to play games of valor and defense preparedness. Holla-Mohalla, ਹੋਲਾ-ਮਹੱਲਾ, originates from words halla-mohalla (ਹੱਲਾ-ਮਹੱਲਾ) -  meaning to raid the encampment, ਮਹੱਲੇ 'ਤੇ ਹੱਲਾ ਬੋਲਣਾ।  It also signifies the beginning of spring (Basant). It so happened that in 1697 holi (celebrated on the full-moon of Phaggan) was just a day before. Thus the association persisted despite being unrelated. 

--Mool Nanakshahi Calendar observes/preserves this event on 1-Chet. Which will always occur on March - 14th every year.

--All 12 months of the Nanakshahi Calendar are based on Gurbani.

-- Chet 1, or March 14th in the Common Era Calendar is also celebrated as Sikh Environment Day and is also signfincant for Gur Gaddi of Guru Har Rai Ji

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