Mar 27, 2009
Since most of my non-Maharashtrian friends dunno the significance of this day, heres a lil info for thm :
Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra,and is celebrated as New Years Day by Maharashtrian, Hindu, Konkanis. According to the 'Brahma Purana', it was on this day that Brahma created the world after the deluge and time came into existence from this day forth.
Gudi Padwa is especially dedicated to the worship of Lord Brahma. Many legends go that this festival is observed as the victory over Bali. So the Brahmadhvaj is hoisted in every house as a symbol of victory. So is the Gudi. The “Gudis” are marked as a symbol of Victory of Maratha Force and this was led by the great hero Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. “Gudis” are raised for fearing away the evil and welcoming good luck and prosperity.
Wishing everyone a very very Happy New Year!!! Hope this new year fulfill all your heart's desires.. :)
P.S : Gudi Padwa means lots n lots of sweets for me.. n new clothes.. :) so me off to get thm all. Hope u hav a nice time too..
Posted by IceMaiden at 10:43 AM