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Gudi Padwa 2024 Date Shubh Muhurat, Puja Timing, About Festival

Gudi Padwa, also known as the Marathi New Year, is a vibrant Hindu festival celebrated in the Indian state of Maharashtra. This festival marks the beginning of the traditional Hindu lunar calendar year and usually falls in March or April and this year it falls on Aril 09, 2024. The day is observed with enthusiasm, as people clean and decorate their homes, create colorful rangoli designs, and raise a Gudi, a special flag-like pole adorned with neem leaves, flowers, and a copper or silver vessel.

The Gudi symbolizes victory and prosperity. Families come together for festive meals, wear new clothes, and engage in cultural performances. Gudi Padwa signifies the triumph of good over evil and the welcoming of a prosperous new year with joy and positivity.

Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padwa 2024 Puja Date and Time

Gudi Padwa 2024

Event Date & Time Day
Gudi Padwa 2024 April 09, 2024 Tuesday
Pratipada Tithi Begins 11:50 PM on Apr 08, 2024 Tuesday
Pratipada Tithi Ends 08:30 PM on Apr 09, 2024 Tuesday

Why do people celebrated Gudi Padwa?

People celebrate Gudi Padwa to commemorate a significant event in Hindu mythology. According to the popular legend, on this day, Lord Brahma created the universe. Gudi Padwa coincides with the day when Lord Rama, after defeating the demon king Ravana, returned to Ayodhya. To honor Lord Rama’s victory and the beginning of the new year, people raised a special flag or Gudi outside their homes.

The Gudi, adorned with neem leaves, flowers, and a copper or silver vessel, is believed to bring good luck and prosperity. It symbolizes the victory of good over evil. The act of raising the Gudi is a way of expressing joy and gratitude for the positive energy brought by the new year. Gudi Padwa is a time for cleaning and decorating homes, wearing new clothes, enjoying festive meals, and sharing happiness with family and friends.

Facts About Gudi Padwa 2024

  1. Marathi New Year: Gudi Padwa marks the Marathi New Year and is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month, usually in March or April, according to the Hindu lunar calendar.
  2. Symbolic Gudi: The festival is symbolized by the Gudi, a special flag or pole adorned with a bright silk cloth, neem leaves, flowers, and a copper or silver vessel. It is raised outside homes as a symbol of victory and prosperity.
  3. Victory of Lord Rama: Gudi Padwa coincides with the day when Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after defeating the demon king Ravana. The festival thus symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.
  4. Cultural Significance: Gudi Padwa holds cultural importance, representing new beginnings, joy, and the start of the agricultural season. It is celebrated with enthusiasm in Maharashtra and other parts of India.
  5. Spring Cleaning: People engage in thorough cleaning and decorating of homes, symbolizing the removal of negativity and welcoming positive energy for the new year.
  6. Traditional Rangoli: Intricate rangoli designs, made with colorful powders, decorate the entrance of homes during Gudi Padwa, adding to the festive ambiance.
  7. Festive Attire: Families dress in new clothes on Gudi Padwa, signifying the spirit of renewal and the beginning of a fresh chapter.
  8. Special Meals: Festive meals include traditional dishes like Puran Poli and Shrikhand. Families come together to enjoy these delicacies and celebrate the occasion.
  9. Cultural Performances: Gudi Padwa is marked by cultural performances, including traditional music and dance, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Maharashtra.
  10. Community Celebrations: While Gudi Padwa is observed at the individual and family level, it is also a time for community gatherings, parades, and events, fostering a sense of unity and joy among people.

Check All Hindu Festival Date, Shubh Muhurat & Puja Timing

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Dasha Mata Govardhan  Kanya Pujan Makar Sankranti  Ugadi 
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