It is observed on the first day of the month of Chaitra. Chaitra is known as Cheti in Sindhi, hence Cheti Chand. It falls on the same day as that of Gudi Padwa which is the New Year day in Maharashtra and Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Cheti Chand is celebrated in honor of the birth of Jhulelal, the patron saint of the Sindhis. People celebrate it by taking Baharana Sahib, consisiting of an idol of Jhulelal Devta, a lamp, Misiri, Phota, Fal, Akha to a nearby river.
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