Why we celebrate Gudi Padwa 2021?

Why we celebrate Gudi Padwa 2021?

Gudi Padwa 2021

Gudi Padwa is considered one of the most auspicious festivals. In 2021, it will be celebrated on the date of 13th April. The masses who belong to Maharashtra celebrated this festival with great joy and happiness. In addition to it, the Konkani community also named this festival the Samwatsara. On the other side, the people of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh enjoy this festival as the Ugadi. 

Apart from it, as per the Drik Panchang, there is some essential information about this festival. The information is related to the timings of celebrating the Gudi Padwa 2021.

Why we celebrate Gudi Padwa 2021
  • Marathi Shaka Samvata 1943 commences this festival on April 13th. 
  • The Pratipada Tithi commences- 8:00 AM on the date of 12th April 2021.
  • The Pratipada Tithi ends- 10:16 AM on April 13, 2021.

Gudi Padwa 2021 Rituals 

At the festival of Gudi Padwa, people perform various rituals. These rituals commence before sunrise and followed the whole day. In the morning, all the devotees apply the oil to their bodies. After that, they take the holy bath. 

On the other side, women do the cleaning of their house. Further, they use mango leaves and flowers to decorate the entrance of their house. In addition to it, the masses who live in the village use cow-dung for plastering their house. On this day, all the devotees pay obeisance to the God Brahma and after that to the unfurl Gudi. 

Most masses have the faith that by the Gudi hosting, they can be capable to invoke the God Vishnu. In addition to it, this festival is not celebrated in the Maharasthra but also the Goa and Kerala. 

What is Gudi? 

In this ritual wooden stick is covered by using the cloth. The piece of cloth is either bright red or yellow. Further, the Kalash is kept upside down on the wooden stick. The Kalash which is used in this is made from copper, bronze, or silver. After that with the help of turmeric and vermillion dash is applied to the Kalash. This is known as the Gudi. In addition to it, Gudi is kept either the outside of the door or on the window. 

Due to it, the masses get the opportunity to see the Gudi. Moreover, sugar candy and neem leave garland is hanging including the Gudi. The main purpose of using this garland is to explain the sweet and bitter experiences of life. It means life is a great blend of bitter and sorrowful experiences.

There is a particular spiritual significance behind the festival of Gudi Padwa. On this day, Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya with the Sita and Laksmana after defeating the Ravan. It is an auspicious festival to celebrate.

In addition to that, this festival also has major importance.  In the end, different cultures have different festivals. Masses should have the appropriate knowledge about their festivals. If you know the story behind celebrating the festival then the joy of the festival will also surge. Henceforth, celebrate the festival of Gudi Padwa on 13th April.

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