Gudi Padwa is the Hindu New Year in Marathi culture according to customary lunar schedule followed in Maharashtra. It is watched predominantly in Maharashtra, Goa and parts of Karnataka. According to customary Marathi schedule, this New Year is the Hevilambi Nama Samvatsar and the Shri Shalivahan Shak 1939 starts on the day. The principal month in the Marathi timetable is Chaitra and Gudi Padwa is seen on Chaitra 1 or the primary day of Chaitra. The most vital occasion on the day is the raising of the Gudhi (triumph banners) before the homes.
Hemalambi or Hevilambi Nama Samvatsara starts from March 28.
Shalivahana Sakaa year – 1939 starts.
There various explanations behind watching Gudi Padwa – the most critical legends are the annihilation of Shakas by Shaliavahan and a few people watch it to celebrate the triumphs of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
The most critical occasion on the day is the lifting of banners on a bamboo staff. The banner raised on Maharashtrian New Year is made of green or yellow hued silk material. A splendid garlanded challis is held tight top of the banner post. Neem leaves, mango leaves, festoon of red blossoms and gaohi (sweet) are held tight the Gudhi. Rangoli is gravitated toward the Gudi or before the house.
Gudi Padwa Offerings
Offering made of neem leaves and neem blossoms and jaggery is dispersed on the day. The offering comprises of neem leaves and neem blooms, splashed dal, cumin seeds, nectar or jaggery and asafetida. The offering typically shows that life is loaded with happiness and distress.
Gudi Padva is a standout amongst the most favorable days in the Marathi Hindu Calendar and is viewed as perfect for beginning new pursuits and venture. It is trusted that each minute on the Gudhi Padwa day is favorable. The day likewise proclaims the landing of the spring season.
Ranchers make it an indicate furrow the field on the Gudhi Padva day and they trust it will help in having a decent reap in the following horticultural season.