Mar 27, 2009

Happy Gudi Padwa!!!

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..


Lancelot said...

Happy Gudi Padwa...dont u eat too much sweets then u will be princess fiona :P

btw where is my share of sweets...and wat new clothes u got???

IceMaiden said...

heyy.. happy gudi padwa to u too!!! i didnt eat many sweets.. lolz. havnt got muchof a sweettooth neway... ur share of sweets ull get whn u actually come here to get them.. :)

neeraj_only said...

hey annie , when i was "little one" i used to ask my mother when is "indian-new-year" (actually she refered 1st january as english new year).

ans. was chaitra , first hindi month .
Though in our part (bihar) this is formally celebrated on "ram-nawami" (still some time left for that )with new "religious" flags in every house.

Happy gudi padwa ,and happy new year!!. i think this time of the year is more suitable for us to celebrate new year....."mast mausam everywere"...

enjoy ur "sweets" (pass some virtual sweets here also..hehe) and "naya-dress" :)

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