Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month (6th April 2008), and is celebrated as New Year's Day by Maharashtrians and Hindu Konkanis. This is also first day of my Marathi Calendar.
This festival indicates the beginning of spring. 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. This is one of the 3 and a half days in the Indian Lunar calendar, whose every moment is considered auspicious.
This festival is observed by almost all Hindus. It also Maharashtraian's New year's day. The people have the traditional gudis hanging out of their windows on this day. The Gudi is a pole with a brass or a silver vessal placed on the top. These poles are covered with silk and flowers like marigold. Mango leaves and coconuts are tied to it.
Different festival names across the India
- Maharashtra Gudi Padwa
- Konkanis Sanvsar Padvo
- Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka Ugadi
Gudi Padwa Greetings / SMS Messages
Try following simple sms text messages:
- Happy Gudi Padwa and Happy New Year
- Happy Ugadi
- Try Google search for Gudi Padwa
Happy Gudi padwa and Happy New Year to all!!!