The festival of Gudi Padwa has a unique significance in Hinduism. Marathi New Year begins with the Prathama of Shukla Paksha in the month of Chaitra and on this day Gudi Padwa festival is celebrated with great pomp all over Maharashtra. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Maharashtra.
Gudi Padwa is one of the three and a half moments. Therefore, this day is considered extremely auspicious. Let us know some important things about Gudi Padwa. This year Gudi Padwa will be celebrated on 2nd April 2022.
According to legend, Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya on this day after defeating Ravana. The Marathi New Year begins on the day of Gudi Padwa. It is believed that erection of Gudi in the house removes evil spirits and brings happiness and prosperity in the house.
So on the day of Gudi Padwa, everyone does a special cleaning of their house and by decorating, they make the atmosphere in the house happy and pure. Chaitri Navratra starts from Gudi Padwa.
On the day of Gudi Padwa, the day is started by eating neem leaves. It is said that it purifies the blood and strengthens the body. In Gudi Padwa, a pylon of mango leaves is placed on the door of the house. Then a beautiful Gudi is erected outside the house.
Attractive rangoli is drawn in front of the gudi and in front of the door. Gudi Padwa and New Year wishes are given to all by worshiping the spirit of Gudi.
On the occasion of Gudi Padwa, the house has a variety of dishes such as Puranpoli, Basundi, Shrikhand, Masalebhat, Amaras, different types of vegetables, chutneys, Gulabjam, Cilantro. On this day, all the congregations in the house enjoy a meal together.
On this day grain is brought to the house. The new crop is worshiped. Also gold, vehicle or house is bought. It is considered auspicious to start any work on the day of Gudipadva.
According to the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar, there is also a religious belief that God created the universe on this day. Satyayuga is believed to have started from this day. Gudi Padwa day is known and celebrated in different states by different names like Ugadi, Ugadi, Cheti Chand etc. This day is also celebrated in Manipur.