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07 April 2016

Gudhi Padwa

Gudi Padwa, marks the beginning of the New Year, new month and new day for the Hindus falls on Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. It is known as Gudhi Padwa (in Maharashtra), Ugadi (in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh), Navroz (Kashmir), Baisakhi (Punjab), Cheti Chand (Sindhi), Naba Barsha (Bengal), Goru Bihu (Assam), Puthandu (Tamil Nadu), Vishu (Kerala)
It is believed that Lord Brahma created the Universe. This day carries special importance for Hindus. The day starts  with an auspicious bath  followed by decorating the doorway with a ‘toran’, rangoli and performing ritualistic worship and hoisting the Gudhi. It symbolizes the victory of King Shalivahana over Sakas and was hoisted by his people when he returned to Paithan.  Gudhi symbolizes the Brahmadhvaj  (Brahma’s flag) mentioned in the Brahma Purana, because Lord Brahma created the universe on this day.
Gudhi is believed to ward off evil, invite prosperity and good luck into the house.

The Gudhi is positioned on the right side of the main entrance of the house. This symbolizes active state of the soul. 
Women make sweets, people wear new clothes and celibrte the day with a new fervour to welcome the spring!!

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