The festival of Gudi Padwa is being celebrated in many states of South India on Wednesday, 25 March. According to the Hindu calendar, the festival of Gudi Padwa is celebrated every year on the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month.
The history of Gudi Padwa is associated with victory over enemies. Gudi Padwa festival is mainly celebrated in South Indian states like Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh etc. This festival is also celebrated as the victory festival of Lord Shri Rama.
Gudi Padwa means Vijay Pennaka. Gudi stands for Victory Pennant and Padwa’s Artha Pratipada. On this day, people decorate their homes with flag, flag, bandhan etc. In the states of South India, each house is decorated with the victory symbol Gudi. She is decorated with new clothes, jewelery etc. On Gudi Padwa, Navadurga, Shri Ramchandra ji and Hanuman ji are offered Naivedya of Puranp Gudi Padwa is celebrated on Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. This year, Pratipada date of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month starts on Tuesday, 24 March at 2:57 pm. It will conclude on Wednesday, March 25 at 05:26 pm. In such a situation, this festival will be celebrated on 25 March.
There are two mythological stories related to the history of Gudi Padwa. The first story is from Lord Shri Ram. Shriram met Sugriva in search of Mother Sita. At that time Sugriva was a victim of harassment of his elder brother Bali. Then Lord Shriram killed Bali and Sugriva was liberated from Bali. The festival of Gudi Padwa is celebrated on this occasion.
The Hindu New Year begins every year on the Pratipada date of the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month. The new stage begins from Pratipada. It was on this day that Brahma Ji started the work of creation of the universe.