What is Gudi Padwa?
Gudi padwa is known as Hindi New Year in Marathi language. This day is
celebrated in the month of chaitra which marks the beginning of Hindi New Year.
This festival is also known as Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Spring
season is started after this festival. On this great day people used to
celebrate this festival with enthusiasm and joy where they used to decorate
their houses by putting rangoli in front of their houses and people used to wear
History of Gudi Padwa
This day refer to the beginning of the spring season where tree blossoms with
new leaves along with flowers. This day is considered the best one as on this
day Telgu people used to start their new work along with projects as they
considered the best time for their work. The legend states that on this day King
Bali was killed by lord ram and he returned to Ayodhya after gaining victory
over ravan. It is also believed that brahama has created universe which lead to
the beginning of the New Year.
How Gudi Padwa is celebrated
On this great day people used to wear new clothes and decorate their houses with
leaves as this festival marks the beginning of the New Year. They also prepare
special dishes like puran puri along with sweets and soonth Pak. On this day
people used to eat neem leaves before the food. They also hung gudis outside
their houses which is small kalash also known as silver pot wrap with the silk
cloth along with decoration part done with the help of Mari gold flowers,
coconut and mango leaves. People used to worship gudis by offering them
turmeric, sandal wood paste and vermillion.
This day is considered the best day as people used to buy gold, silver along
with property part in this festival and also start up their new work. Boys and
Men used to build pyramid of their own and put the kalash on top with coconut
inside. They all are trying to break the coconut which is placed along with