New Delhi: In India, people from across the county have a distinct tradition of celebrating New Years specific to the region they hail from. The people of the state of Maharashtra celebrate their New Year on the first day of the Chaitra month in the Hindu Lunar calendar. This day is called Gudi Padwa. The Konkani community refers to this day as Samwatsara. This year, Gudi Padwa will be celebrated on March 18.
Days before the festival, people start cleaning their homes and courtyards to start preparations for the actual day. On the day of the festival, people decorate their doorsteps with Rangoli. Flowers are used for decorating the house and a toran made of mango leaves is hung across the top of the door.
People take bath and wear new clothes and dress up in traditional style. Women drape the Navari and the men wear Kurta teamed up with Dhoti or Pyjama. People offer their prayers to the Gudi after placing it on the window or door. They offer flowers, perform the aarti and put Akshat on the Gudi.
We bring to you a host of messages which you can send your near and dear ones as simple text messages, Whatsapp reads, Facebook statuses or even as GIFs. Happy Gudi Padwa!
Wishing u & Ur family a “Happy” & wonderful “GUDI PADWA”
*This Gudi Padwa, May you be blessed with good fortune as long as Ganeshji’s trunk, wealth and prosperity as big as his stomach, happiness as sweet as his ladoos and may your trouble be as small as his mouse. Happy Gudi Padwa!
*Lets pray for Peace and Harmony for everyone around us on this auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa!
*One year has gone, One New Year comes, It happened so And it’ll always be so But you can make it a better one Happy Ugadi
*On this auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa. May you be endowed with happiness, prosperity and success. Happy Gudi Padwa!
*Fortunate is the one who has learned to Admire, but not to envy. Good Wishes for a joyous Gudi Padwa and a Happy New Year with a plenty of Peace and Prosperity.
* On this Gudi Padwa, my wish for you would be that all your wishes come true. May god bless with you