Gudi Padwa 2023: The Marathi New Year Significance and Celebration
Gudi Padwa arrives during the spring season, which is mainly celebrated in the states of Maharastra or Goa. This day marks the beginning of the Maharashtra New Year. Gudi Padwa arrives in the Chaitra month, the first month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar’s New Year.
Basically, Padwa is the Sanskrit term for Pratipada, the first day of a lunar month. People make rangolis, prepare sweet dishes and decorate their houses. Thus, when the Pratipada tithi prevails, it signifies the starting of the new year for the people of Maharastra. This festival is also celebrated in the southern states of India, like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, where it is commonly known as Ugadi.
This Marathi new year is welcomed with immense joy and pleasure. So, before we enter the new year, let us find out the significance and rituals behind its celebration. Give a full read to know in detail.