Marking the Marathi New Year: Insights into Gudi Padwa 2024 Rituals and Celebrations

Marking the Marathi New Year: Insights into Gudi Padwa 2024 Rituals and Celebrations

Gudi Padwa 2024: This particular time of the year has arrived and has almost become the beginning of the new year for many Indians.

Many states, from Poila Boishak in West Bengal to Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh, celebrate the New Year around this time. It is also the beginning of the harvest season, and many New Year’s unique dishes are prepared to celebrate this holiday.

Marathi New Year, also known as Gudi Padwa or Samvatsar Padvo, is celebrated on this occasion. It is a great opportunity, and it also marks the beginning of the harvest season in Maharashtra. There are a few things to remember as we prepare to celebrate today.


This year, the Gudi Padwa Festival will be held on April 9. The special day is Tuesday.

Shubh muhurat:

It is believed that Samvatsara (sixty-year cycle) begins on the day of Gudi Padwa. These sixty years are marked with unique names. According to Drik Panchang, Pratipada Tithi will start on April 8 at 23:50 and end on April 9 at 20:30.

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On Gudi Padwa, people start the day with an oil bath and pray in the morning. They also drink neem leaves, jaggery and other seeds. After this, puja dedicated to Brahma is performed. Hawan prays to Lord Vishnu and his incarnations.

The ancient flute refers to a flag made of copper coins, decorated with yellow cloth, and fixed on a bamboo pole. Women prepare beautiful gudis at home and decorate their homes with rangoli designs.

Puja samagri:

Puja needs for Gudi Padwa include neem leaves, mango leaves, rangoli, prasad, silk saree, sticks, flowers, and garlands.

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