India is the country full of celebrations and Hindu festivals throughout the year. Gudi Padwa is another Hindu festival celebrated by many Hindus.
Gudi Padwa celebrated on the first day of ‘Chaitra’ month, according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar. This celebration is the signal of ‘the beginning of a new year’. On this auspicious day, people seem to buy gold or a new car.
Origin of Gudi Padwa festival:
Gudi Padwa is being celebrated in India as the symbol of victory of good over evil, as Lord Ram returned Ayodhya after defeating King Ravana.
Besides, this day was also symbolized as “Vijaya Dhwaj” (the win), by India’s most pre-eminent combatant king Shivaji Maharaj. He declared the commencement of New Year with a grand celebration.
Significance of Gudi Padwa:
Gudi Padwa celebration has some religious significance in India. The Sanskrit word Padwa means the next day after the moon. The Kalash (copper vessel) on the Gudi signifies Yashashri or Winning. The silk cloth symbolizes Vaibhav or Luxury, and the flower garland means Mangalaya or Happiness and Well-being.
The sugar on Gudi is called Sakhar Gathi, which means Madhurya or Sweetness of life. And at last, the green leaves are called Limbpala, which means Arogya or Healthy life, and the Haldi-kumkum (turmeric-vermillion) means Saubhagya or Good luck.
In Maharashtra, the Gudi Padwa celebration is feasted by making traditional cuisines like Puran Poli and Shrikhand. Moreover, a special sweet is prepared with jaggery and neem leaf as a symbol of our bittersweet life fulfilled with happiness and sorrows.
Therefore, on this day, people paint rangoli designs with tinted colors, turmeric and kumkum, and flower petals.
You also should be a part of this Indian festival and gain good luck, better health.
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