The festival of Gudi Padwa marks the new year of Maharashtrians and Konkani Hindus. It is celebrated with full enthusiasm and fervor and it also marks the arrival of spring season.
According to the Hindu Calendar, Gudi Padwa falls on the first day of the month of Chaitra and the same day is celebrated as the first day of Chaitra Navratri in North India and Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
As per Hindu Mythology, the term Gudi Padva originates from two words, Gudi, which means a flag or emblem of Lord Brahma and “Padwa” which means the first day of the phase of the moon.
Gudi consists of a bright colored cloth tied at the top of a long bamboo stick with Neem and Mango leaves and alongside, there’s also a garland of Sugar candy tied atop. It is further capped with a pot arranged in an inverted manner.
Gudi Padwa Date & Muhurat
The festival is also popularly known as Samvatsara Padvo and it literally means the first day of new Samvat. This year the Pratipada Tithi will start on March 21 at 10.52 PM and end on March 22 at 8.20 PM. Puja muhurat will be held on March 22 from 6.29 am to 7.39 am, according to Panchang.
Gudi Padwa History & Significance
It is believed that Lord Brahma created the Universe on this day and he also introduced days, weeks, months and years, that is why lord Brahma is worshiped on this day.
As per another legend, the day is celebrated to commemorate the coronation of Lord Rama after he returned to Ayodhya with his wife and brother Laxman after 14 years of exile.
The festival signifies the victory of Lord Rama against Ravana or the victory of good over evil and some people in rural Maharashtra also link the festival to Lord Shiva’s dance and coming together of the community.
On this day, people decorated their houses with flowers and by making beautiful rangolies. They visit each other’s home and also invite relatives to their house as well. Two popular and delicious dishes Puran Poli and Shrikhand are also prepared.
Gudi Padwa 2023 Images, Quotes & Status
Here we come up with the beautiful images and quotes you can share with your family and relatives to wish them Happy Gudi Padwa 2023:
- May Lord Brahma shower his blessings on you. Happy Gudi Padwa 2023!
- May this Gudi Padwa bring you New Beginnings, New Opportunities, and New Spirit!!
- On the occasion of this Gudi Padwa, May your sorrow fades away, and the darkness around you become lighter!!
- May this Gudi Padwa bring you the brightest and the choicest happiness!!
- Hope this Gudi Padwa brings you Happiness, Prosperity and Wealth!!
- Let us seek the blessing of Lord Brahma on this beautiful occasion of Gudi Padwa!!
- May your enemies become your friend and negativity fade away from your life. Happy Gudi Padwa 2023!!
- Fill your life with joy and smiles and fill your stomach with sweets on the occasion of Gudi Padwa!!
- New day, New Dresses, New Opportunity, Tasty Food, let’s be thankful to god for bringing all of this in our life!!
- I wish the best of smiles, festivities and feast to all my loved ones. Happy Gudi Padwa 2023!!
- May your future be as bright as the rays of the Sun!!
- May this beautiful festival of Gudi Padwa, bring you all the things you wish for!!
- I wish you luck, peace and prosperity in every aspect of life. Happy Gudi Padwa!!
- May the rising sun of Gudi Padwa bring you new opportunities.
- I wish you and your family a very Happy Gudi Padwa 2023!! Enjoy the day and be thankful to god for everything you have!!!