2018 Gujarati New Year Date in IndiaIn the western part of India the people of Gujarat have known for their bright ways of life and their festivals are the true reflections of their lifestyle. Gujarati New Year is a time of festivity and it is marked by rituals, grand celebrations, and general merriment. The people of Gujarat celebrate their New Year or Bestu Varas in the month of Kartik, which is the first month of their calendar. The day of the New Year is also called Varsha-pratipada or Padwa in some places. It is celebrated on the day after Diwali.
The legend behind Govardhan pujaAccording to a narration of Vishnu Puraan, it is supposed that Lord Krishna, along with the people of Braj, worshiped Govardhan Parvat on this favorable day and prayed to him to defend the village of Braj from the incessant rainfall caused by Lord Indra.source: http://www.hindunewyear.com