Gudi Padwa, a festival which marks the arrival of spring and the reaping of Rabi crops is being celebrated all over the country today. The festival coincides with the start of the nine day long festival Chaitra Navratri in the North. Gudi Padwa is widely celebrated in Maharashtra and Goa and is celebrated on the first day of the month of Chaitra, month to mark the beginning of the New year according to the Hindu calendar. On this day people start the day with an oil bath and prepare rangolis and make Gudi flags (made from bright silk scarfs, garlanded with flowers, mango and neem leaves, topped with upturned silver or copper vessel). Dancing and indulging in special food is part of the celebrations.
This is how celebs wished the fans….
रेशमाची गुढी सजली, नवीन वर्षाच्या सणाला सुरवात झाली.
सर्वांना नववर्षाच्या आणि गुढीपाडव्याच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) April 6, 2019
Happy Gudi Padva pic.twitter.com/1ivBxTxtrd
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) April 6, 2019
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) April 6, 2019
— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) April 6, 2019
Happy Gudi Padwa pic.twitter.com/eJZ80Qr9mj
— ashabhosle (@ashabhosle) April 6, 2019
This video explains in detail the importance of celebrating Gudi Padwa.
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