Gudi Padwa 2024: Know when is Gudi Padwa and what is its history

Gudi Padwa 2024: Gudi Padwa falls on the first day of Chaitra month according to the Hindu calendar. This day is also special because on this day people of Marathi community start their new year. Especially on this day, people put a special kind of flag outside their houses and also organize many types of religious programs. In such a situation, know when is Gudi Padwa this year and what is the history related to this special festival.

Gudi Padwa 2024: date

The holy festival of Gudi Padwa will be celebrated on 9th April this year. Along with this festival, Chaitra Navratri also begins on this day. This day is celebrated in different ways in different places. This year, the date of Gudi Padwa will start on 8th April at 8.20 pm and will continue till 5 pm the next day i.e. 9th April.

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Gudi Padwa 2024: History

According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Lord Brahma created our universe on the day of Gudi Padwa. Some people also believe that on this day King Shalivahana had won the war and when he was returning to his kingdom, the people there welcomed him by hoisting flags. The flag hoisted on the day of Gudi Padwa is called Gudi and it is believed that Gudi symbolizes the victory of good over evil.

Gudi Padwa 2024: This special tradition happens on Gudi Padwa

People of Marathi community especially start their day with a special bath in the morning on the day of Gudi Padwa. There is a special tradition of bathing with oil and eating neem leaves for this day. On this day, everyone wears special masks and many people are also seen holding rallies with flags.

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