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Coming Date Gudi Padwa2013

Gudi Padwa is Coming on April 11, 2013 (Thursday).

 About Gudi Padwa 

Gudi Padwa as the name suggest is a start and it is the first day of the year. Gudi Padwa is celebrated during Chaitra Sukla Paksha Padyami or First day of the waxing phase of the moon in the month of Chaitra as per lunar calendar. This year Gudi Padwa will be celebrated on Thursday, 11th April, 2013.
Gudi Padwa is the start of new year for Maharshtrians. It is celebrated with lot of joy. On Gudi Padwa, a Gudi is a common sight in the house holds of Maharashtra. A Gudi is prepared by tying a bright gree on yellow cloth with brocade to a long bamboo stick,along with sugar crystal(gaathi), Mango twig, neem leaves and a garland of red flowers. Over all this a copper or silver pot is placed in invereted position. A Gudi is normally hoisted outside the house or terrace or from a window for all to see. People normally wear new clothes on Gudi Padwa and greet each other. It is also a tradition to start the day eating bitter Neem leaves along with Jaggery and Tamarind on Gudi Padwa.
Shrikand and Puri or Puran Poli is a prepared on Gudi Padwa. Gudi Padwa is celebrated in different parts of the country with different names like Ugadi, Cheti Chand, Thappan etc.

Gudi Padwa Celebration 

Here is how Gudi Padwa preparations are done every year for welcoming the New Year.

Cleaning the House
To welcome New Year people clean their houses. People also change the curtains of house and decorate the house. In fact people wait till the occasion of Gudi Padwa if they want to do renovation of their house, paint the house, and get new flooring for the house etc. Therefore, just like Diwali, people clean their houses for welcoming New Year and welcoming prosperity in house.

Shopping is the most important aspect of this festival. People do lot of shopping on the occasion of Gudi Padwa. People buy gold and silver ornaments, gold coins, new clothes, and consumer durable products like TV, fridge, microwave and new vehicles on the auspicious day of Gudi Padwa. People also buy new house on the occasion of Gudi Padwa as it is considered as one of the three auspicious occasions for buying new things. The frequency of people shopping increases during this festival and as such there are lots of shopping offers available during this time.

Decorating the Main Door
On the occasion of Gudi Padwa, main door is decorated with garlands and traditional items like toran. Toran is considered as an auspicious item with which door is decorated on the auspicious occasions like Gudi Padwa or Diwali. Colourful rangoli design is also drawn in front of main door to welcome New Year, wealth and prosperity on the occasion of Gudi Padwa.

Installing Gudi
On the day of Gudi Padwa, each and every family member gets up early in the morning. All of them get dressed up in new and traditional dresses. All family members gather together for installing Gudi in front of the main gate. Gudi is prepared by taking a long stick, a nice cloth which is mainly red, green, yellow or pink in colour and a traditional Kalash. The colourful cloth is placed on stick in such a way that it appears like a flag. Kalash is placed inverted on the flag. After the preparation of basic Gudi, garlands, haldi-kumkum, rice etc; is offered to the Gudi and it is installed in front of the main gate. Once it is installed, rangoli is drawn at the foot of Gudi.

Worshiping Gudi
After the Gudi is installed all family members worship the Gudi. According to Hindu mythology, worshipping Gudi brings lot of wealth, prosperity and happiness into the house and also gives good health. Hindu families also visit temples to worship Gods and Goddesses on the occasion of Gudi Padwa.

Gudi Padwa Feast
There is Gudi Padwa feast at each and every Hindu's house. Lots of delicious food items are prepared like halwa, puri, shrikhand, mithai on this day. People also buy ready made sweets on this day. People do invite each other for the feast on the occasion of Gudi Padwa. At the same time each and every family member is present for have Gudi Padwa feast together.

In this way Gudi Padwa is celebrated throughout Maharashtra. Lot of ceremonies like house warming ceremonies, puja ceremonies, inauguration of new shops etc; are conducted on the auspicious day of Gudi Padwa. People gather together, organise various events like dance competitions, processions, traditional games on the occasion of Gudi Padwa. People greet each other and exchange sweets on the occasion of Gudi Padwa and welcome New Year together.

Gudi Padwa Sms2013 

Aaushya ek vina, Ana sur bhavnanche.
Ga dhund hovun tu sangit navin varshache.
This Gudi Padwa, 
may you be blessed with good fortune as long as Ganeshji’s trunk, 
wealth and prosperity as big as his stomach, 
happiness as sweet as his ladoos and 
may your trouble be as small as his mouse.
Happy Gudi Padwa

Sweet n Sour
Here im Wishing you Luck
in Every aspect of life
This Gudi Padwa and always

Soneri suryachi soneri kirne,
Soneri kirnancha soneri diwas..
Soneri diwasachya Soneri Shubhechha!
Gudipadvyachya Hardik Shubhechha.
Shrikhand Puri,
Reshmi Gudi,
Limba che Pan,
Nav Varsha jaao chhan.
Amchya sarvanchya tarphe hardik shoobhecha.
*Happy Gudi Padwa.*

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