Gudi Padwa 2024: Date In Maharashtra, Shubh Muhurat And Rituals Of The Marathi New Year

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Gudi Padwa, also known as Gudhi Padva, is a Hindu festival celebrated especially in Maharashtra. As per the lunisolar calendar, the auspicious occasion marks the beginning of the traditional Hindu New Year. Gudi Padwa is celebrated as Ugadi by the people of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The festival is celebrated as Samvatsar Padvo by the Konkanis. On this occasion, people start new ventures, buy new clothes, clean their homes & make resolutions for the year ahead. This year, Gudi Padwa 2024 will be celebrated on April 9. An important ritual of Gudi Padwa is the hoisting of the Gudi. People believe that hoisting the Gudi will ward off negative energies and bring blessings. Watch the video to know more.