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गुढीपाडव्याच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा

Gudi Padwa is derived from the Sanskrit name for Chaitra Shukla Pratipad. It is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar.

The festival is widely celebrated by Maharashtrians across India. As per religious beliefs, hoisting Gudi brings wealth and fortune.  

According to the Brahma Purana, this is the day on which Brahma created the world after the deluge and time began to tick from this day forth.

It is one of the most celebrated festivals especially in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

In south India, people celebrate it in the form of Ugadi and celebrate the day by performing crop harvest. Gudi Padwa begins with an oil bathing ceremony, followed by decorating the main door with mango leaves, performing rituals and hoisting a Gudi. During this festival, Marathi men wear Kurta Pajama and tied a turban around their heads, while Marathi women dress in themselves in traditional attire. 

Significance of Gudi Padwa

People in Maharashtra also hoist Gudi to commemorate the victories of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Devotees also hoist Gudi as a symbol of Lord Ram’s return from exile after 14 years.

Farmers celebrate the festival to celebrate the end of Rabi crop season and the beginning of harvest season.

As per religious texts, it is considered a powerful day as Lord Brahma created the entire universe on Gudi Padwa.

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