Gudi Padwa 2021: How Maharashtrians welcome New Year!

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New Delhi: The auspicious juncture of Gudi Padwa is being celebrated this twelvemonth connected April 13. As per the Hindu calendar, New Year is marked during the Chaitra months (March-April) and antithetic regions of the state person antithetic names and rituals for it. Like successful Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana it is called Ugadi, successful Jammu and Kashmir, it is known arsenic Navreh.

In Maharashtra, Gudi Padwa marks the New Year. The Konkani assemblage refers to this time arsenic Samwatsara.

A woody instrumentality is covered with a portion of agleam reddish oregon yellowish coloured cloth. Then 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) are 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 are hung on with the Gudi. This ritual signifies the bittersweet experiences of life.


Days earlier the festival, radical commencement cleaning their homes and courtyards to commencement preparations for the existent day. On the time of the festival, radical decorate their doorsteps with Rangoli. Flowers are utilized for decorating the location and a toran made of mango leaves is hung crossed the apical of the door.

People instrumentality bath and deterioration caller apparel and formal up successful accepted style. Women drape the Navari and the men deterioration Kurta teamed up with Dhoti oregon Pyjama. People connection their prayers to the Gudi aft placing it connected the model oregon door. They connection flowers, execute the aarti and enactment Akshat connected the Gudi.

The families get unneurotic to observe their New Year by consuming a mentation made of neem leaves, jaggery to symbolise the divers aspects of life. Shrikhand and Puran Poli are besides prepared connected this day.


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