Gudi Padwa (Ugadi of Maharashtra) :

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gudi padwa images in marathi
                  Gudi Padwa is the festival of india that marks the beginning of the New Year and this is the harvest season for the people of Maharashtra. "Gudi" refers to Brahma’s flag (which is hoisted on the day of Gudi Padwa) while "Padwa" is derived from the Sanskrit word Paddava that  refers the first day of the bright phase of the moon. This festival is celebrated on the first day of the month of Chaitra, according to the Hindu calendar, which usually falls during March-April according to the Gregorian calendar. This day marks the symbo of the season of Vasant or spring in India. Besides Maharashtra, it is also observed as festival of ugadi in Andhra Pradesh, and ugadi of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as well, however by a smaller community of people.

History of Gudi Padwa :

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                      One of the sacred writings of the Hindus, the "Brahma Purana", It  states that Lord Brahma recreated the world after a severe flood occured, in which all time had stopped and all the people of the world being destroyed. On Gudi Padva, time again restarted and from this day onwards the era of truth and justice (known as Satyug) began. Therefore, Lord Brahma is worshipped on this day which is the beginning of new era.
                     Another popular legend about the origin of this festival revolves around the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya along with his wife Sita and his brother Laxman from exile. The ‘the flag of Brahma’ (i.e the other names for the Gudi) is hoisted in memory of the coronation of The Lord Rama. The Gudi is hoisted at the entrance of the household in commemoration of the Gudi that was hoisted in Ayodhya after the coronation of the Lord Rama, as a victory flag. It is also believed that Lord Rama was victorious over King Bali on this day, marking this occasion as important.
                    Only For the people of Mahrashtra, there is also an added significance to this festival. It is  that the Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, celebrated as the pioneer of Maratha family, drove the soldiers to the triumph and accomplished opportunity for the realm from the territory of the Mughals around there over this Gudi Padwa. The Gudi then is the symbol of victory and prosperity.
                    It is believed that hoisting the Gudi i.e flag outside ones home off any evil influences, and will make way for good luck and prosperity. Many businessmen will inaugurate their ventures on this day as it is considered an auspicious day.

Preparing the Gudi :
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                        The Gudi is made by buying a brilliant green or yellow smooth fabric with a zari brocade on it and binds it on to a long bamboo stick. Over the material at the end, neem leaves, gathi (a Maharashtrian sweet planning), a laurel of red or yellow blossoms and a twig with mango leaves are additionally tied. This stick with the different trimmings is finished off with an altered silver or copper pot as upside down. The Gudi is set either at the entry into home or outside the window.

Rangoli special :

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Gudi padwa a festival of rangoli

                      Rangoli is one of the most famous and quintessentially Indian types of enriching the house during promising Hindu celebrations. The ground around the Gudi is adorned with an expound Rangoli made by utilizing powdered shading, blossoms and petals and is a much anticipated custom in the family units praising this celebration. Along these lines, celebrants have the opportunity to utilize an assortment of themes in whatever blend they like; directly from geometric examples, nature roused themes like fish, trees, elephants and feathered creatures, and human figures to all the more strictly critical and favorable images like the kalash, swastika with the four dabs, om, mangal, leaves from an Ashoka tree, a lit light, the lotus and numerous others. The dynamic shades of the rangoli and the blossoms utilized in its creation mirror the sprinkle of hues and life that this season carries with it.

Celebration and festival activities :

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Maharashtra women gudi padwa images

                         Since Gudi Padva marks the start of spring and the Maharashtrian New Year an exhaustive cleaning of the whole house just as the patios is an absolute necessity. Post this, they do bath in extraordinary oils and aromatics. The ladies and young ladies in the house set up a broad and expound Rangoli at the doorstep of their home just as the region where the Gudi is to be raised.
                        All celebrants spruce up in their best garments for this auspicious event of Gudi padwa. Truth be told, new pieces of clothing are bought uniquely for the event of Gudi Padwa. While ladies may wear sarees or salwar kameez, the men wear kurta nightgown, ideally in the shading white.
                       The raising of the Gudi is the most significant custom of this festival. After it is raised, individuals offer supplications to Lord Brahma. The region meets up now to play out a unique custom, which is the breaking of a coconut kept in the Gudi by shaping a human pyramid, by just men and pre-adult young men. This structure is scaled by one man or kid moves to break the organic product.
                       Another one of a kind custom that is a part of the festivals is ingestion of Neem leaves. These can either be eaten straightforwardly or ground into a glue and utilized in a unique planning alongside jiggery and certain seeds. The essentialness of this custom is to check the beginning of the merriments.
                     Exceptional nourishment is set up on this day including a sweet known as Shrikhand that is overcome with a sort of Indian bread known as Poori. Other uncommon dishes incorporate Pooran Poli otherwise called sweet Indian flatbread, Soonth Panak and Chana.

Present Day Scenario and Global Influence :
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                  Gudi Padwa is a celebration celebrated with importance and happiness in the Western and Southern India and a few pieces of East India also. DIfferent names in different places are  Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh, Yugadi in Karnataka, Bihu in Assam and Poila Baisakh in West Bengal. Different people group, for example, the Konkanis and Sindhis watch it under the names Sanvsar Padvo and Cheti Chand, separately.
                  There are sure traditions too that are generally watched, for example, the utilization of Neem leaves as a glue in a jiggery planning. This is greatly celebrated in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Wearing the Attire :

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gudi padwa husband and wife image

                   Since the principle festivity of Gudi Padwa happens in Maharashtra, the clothing worn by the celebrants, particularly ladies is exceptionally conventional to the locale. The saree, which can be in an assortment of splendid hues, is hung so that the base half looks more like dhoti pants than a long skirt. The sarees for the most part have embellishments in gold on the fringe while the remainder of the saree is plain for example with no example. This troupe is adorned with a wreath of mogra blossoms in the hair, which is tied in a bun, alongside an intricate gold nose pin. The studs are mainly in gold with a solitary fancy chain stuck up with the hair.
Numerous people likewise tie a turban around their heads in saffron shaded cotton material.

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Gudi padwa wishes with message

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