Gudi Padwa 2023: Gudi Padwa, the biggest festival of Maharashtra is being celebrated today, know the beliefs related to it

Gudi Padwa is the main festival celebrated in Maharashtra. In North India, where people fast on the first day of Navratri, in Maharashtra, the festival of Gudi Padwa is celebrated on this day. The people of Maharashtra celebrate Gudi Padwa as Victory Day.

Many types of fasts and festivals are celebrated in Hinduism. Gudi Padwa is one of these festivals. According to the Panchang, the festival of Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the Pratipada date of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. This year, on March 22, along with Chaitra Navratri, the festival of Gudi Padwa is also being celebrated. Gudi Padwa means the flag of victory. The festival of Gudi Padwa is the main festival of Maharashtra. There are many beliefs and stories behind the celebration of this festival.

According to belief, on this day Lord Brahma created this universe. Apart from this, it is also said that Satyug started from the day of Gudi Padwa. Special worship is done on this day. According to legend, on the day of Gudi Padwa, Lord Shri Ram had killed Bali and freed the people of South India from the terror of Bali. Let us know what is the importance of Gudi Padwa.

auspicious time

On March 22, the Pratipada date of Chaitra month is starting from 10:52 on the night of March 21. And the next day, on March 22, it will end at 08:20 pm. On the other hand, according to Udayatithi, Navratri has also started today i.e. from 22nd March.

This is how Gudi is made

To make the Gudi, a copper, silver or brass urn is placed upside down on the bamboo. Then it is dressed in a beautiful saree. This Gudi is decorated with mango and neem leaves and flowers. Gudi is placed at the highest place in the house. So that it can be seen from a distance.


Gudi Padwa is considered the beginning of the Hindu New Year. This festival is known by different names in different states of India. Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is known as Ugadi in Karnataka. This festival is called Sajibu Nongma Panba in Manipur and Navareh in Kashmir. Apart from this, people of Konkani community in Goa and Kerala celebrate it as Samvatsara Padvo festival. On this day people of Sindhi community celebrate the festival of Cheti Chand.

main festival of maharashtra

Gudi Padwa is specially celebrated in Maharashtra. On this day women put up beautiful Gudi in the house and worship it. It is believed that by placing Gudi in the house, positivity prevails and happiness and prosperity comes in the house. According to belief, the brave Maratha Chhatrapati Shivaji first started this festival. Shivaji ji first celebrated the festival of Gudi Padwa after winning the war. Since then this tradition is followed by the Marathi people. People celebrate this day as Vijay Diwas.

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