This year, as we celebrate Gudi Padwa, it’s only fair for us to understand the history behind this important festival. In the state of Maharashtra, Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of the Maharashtrian New Year which initiates with Chaitra. Let’s celebrate it with Anjali and Rana from Tuzhat Jeev Rangala.
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It is believed that, Gudi Padwa is celebrated as Lord Rama’s coronation in Ayodhya after his return from 14 years of exile. As a result of this, we raise Gudi facing the sky which symbolises a proud victory. It also celebrates the auspicious start of Spring, the season of rabi crops to bloom. The farmers consider it a joyous month.
2. Preparation of Gudi
3. Other preparations
Usually, Maharashtrians ring in the New Year by drawing a colourful rangoli outside their house. They put garlands on their house gates and on their vehicles. This is a sign of positivity and peace. The families also use this opportunity to buy new things on this auspicious day.
While men wear kurta and pyjama, women opt for sarees.
4. Celebration in other states
The best part of this festival is that it is celebrated in the southern states under different names. It is known as Ugadi, Yugadi, Bihu and Poila Baisakh in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Assam and West Bengal respectively. Mainly, people in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh eat neem leaves with jaggery paste.
This day marks the beginning of Chaitra Navratri that finally leads up to Ram Navami.
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