Gudi Padwa is the Marathi new year known as the Samvatsar Padvo, celebrated by the Maharashtrians and Konkanis across India. The cycle of sixty years, i.e., Samvatsara, begins on this occasion. This year the Gudi Padwa is observed on April 02, 2023, and the rituals are performed in the Hindu Luni-solar calendar in the month of Chaitra.
The day starts with a holy bath by the devotees and marks the beginning of the nine days of Chaitra Navaratri puja. Ugadi is performed as Gudi Padwa by the people of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Therefore, both the festivals fall on the same day.
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Gudi Padwa 2023: Date and Timings
- Gudi Padwa– Saturday, April 02, 2023
- Pratipada Tithi Begins– 11:53 am on April 01, 2023
- Pratipada Tithi Ends– 11:58 am on April 02, 2023
Gudi Padwa 2023: History and Significance
As per Hindu mythology, Gudi Padwa is derived from the word Gudi, which means flag or symbol of Lord Brahma, and Padwa is the first phase of the moon.
In Maharashtra, the flag is noticed in most houses during this festival, which signifies the creator of the universe, Lord Brahma, who introduced the concept of days, weeks, months, and years. In Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, this festival is called Ugadi, believed to be the first day of the creation of the universe.
On this occasion, the Rabi crop is reaped, referred to as the arrival of the spring season. Gudi also symbolizes the remainder of victory.
Gudi Padwa 2023: Celebration
On the day of Gudi, Padwa people wake up early in the morning, clean their houses, take a bath and decorate their front gate with beautiful rangoli designs and Gudi, which is made up of a piece of fresh cloth.
The people of Maharashtra worship the Gudi to mark their new year, and a delicious spread is prepared from Puran Poli to Shrikhand to be enjoyed with family and friends. It is also customary to eat tender leaves of Neem and Mishri on the very first day of Samvatsara.
Gudi Padwa 2023: Wishes and Greetings
Gudi Padwa is a new beginning of dreams, hopes, and happiness. May this wonderful year bring success and happiness to you. Have a great Gudi Padwa.
May this festival bring you a new spirit, a new beginning, and new prosperity. I wish you a very Happy Gudi Padwa!
May the festival of Gudi Padwa bring you luck and true joy. May all your dreams come true. Best wishes to you and your family. Happy Gudi Padwa.
Let us resolve to spread love and happiness all around us on this occasion. Happy Gudi Padwa.
Happy Gudi Padwa! I hope your new year is filled with colors of happiness and laughter.
A new hope, a new beginning, a new dream await. May this New Year bring you the way, millions of joys unheard and untold. Happy Gudi Padwa. Praying that this New Year brings endless joys and new hopes into your life. Happy Gudi Padwa!
On this auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa, I hope you are endowed with happiness, health, and wealth. Happy Gudi Padwa!
May this Gudi Padwa bless you and your family with health, wealth, and success and lead you to the path of peace and blissful happiness. Happy Gudi Padwa.