Gudi Padwa 2021: Date, Puja timings and how to celebrate

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New Delhi: The auspicious festival of Gudi Padwa this twelvemonth volition beryllium celebrated connected April 13. The joyous juncture is observed connected the archetypal time of the period of Chaitra which is the archetypal period successful the Hindu calendar. It is majorly celebrated successful Maharashtra. 

Gudi Padwa is besides referred to arsenic Samwatsara by the Konkani assemblage and successful parts of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the festival is celebrated arsenic Ugadi.

According to Drik Panchang, present are the important timings of the festival: 

Marathi Shaka Samvata 1943 begins

Gudi Padwa connected April 13, Tuesday

  • Pratipada Tithi Begins - 08:00 AM connected Apr 12, 2021
  • Pratipada Tithi Ends - 10:16 AM connected Apr 13, 2021

How is Gudi Padwa celebrated?

On this auspicious day, radical decorate their doorsteps with Rangoli. They besides usage flowers to beautify the location and a toran made of mango leaves is hung crossed the apical of the door.

People don their accepted attires arsenic women drape the Navari saree and the men deterioration Kurta teamed up with Dhoti oregon Pyjama. Prayers and flowers are offered to the Gudi aft placing it connected the model oregon door. Following this, radical execute the aarti and enactment Akshat connected the Gudi.

Families statesman their New Year with a peculiar mentation made of neem leaves, jaggery to symbolise the divers aspects of life. Shrikhand and Puran Poli are besides prepared connected this day.

What is simply a Gudi?

First, a woody instrumentality is covered with a portion of agleam reddish oregon yellowish coloured cloth. After this, a Kalash made of silver, copper oregon bronze is placed upside down connected 1 extremity of the stick. A dash of vermillion (kumkum) and turmeric (haldi) is applied connected the outer aboveground of the Kalash. This ensemble is called Gudi and it’s placed extracurricular the doorway oregon the model truthful that everyone successful the vicinity gets to spot it. 

A garland made of sweetener candy (saakhar gaathi) and neem leaves is besides hung with the Gudi. This ritual signifies the bittersweet experiences of life.

Spiritual value of Gudi Padwa

On this day, Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya on with his consort Sita and member Lakshmana aft defeating demon King Ravana successful Lanka.