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Gudi Padwa marks a new year beginning in the areas of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Karnataka. It is one of the auspicious days of the year when people can start their new ventures and auspicious work. According to Marathi Calendar it is the first day of the new year and celebrated as New Year’s day.

Time to Celebrate:

Gudi Padwa comes on 1st date of Chaitra month every year (April)


As the day of Gudi Padwa reflects the great day for starting any kind of new work though the day has unique calculations of auspicious muhuratam people started their ventures, buy new things , clean and decorate their houses. From the agricultural point it is the end day of Rabi season and farmers begins their new agricultural crops for harvesting in next season with full excitement. The day also commence the arrival of spring season in the country. It is the believed that the day ends all the evil and brings properity, good luck and happiness in the house.  Different regions celebrates the day with their own different traditions and rituals. On the festive day, houses and nearby areas clean up  by the housemates. Women and children makes rangoli designs on their doorsteps, everyone dresses up in new clothes and it is a time for family gatherings.

MUMBAI Mar. 22 : Devotees participate in a procession to celebrate the Hindu festival Gudi Padwa, in Mumbai on Friday. Gudi Padwa is a festival which marks the beginning of the harvest season. ( pic by Ravindra Zende )


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