The auspicious festival of Gudi Padwa is also known as Sanvsar Padvo in Konkani. This festival is celebrated in the spring to welcome the Marathi-Konkani Hindu new year. On this day people erect flags on tall bamboos which are decorated with red flowers and mango leaves. An inverted pot made of silver or copper is placed on top of the bamboo. This flag is considered to be a symbolic representation of Lord Brahma’s Flag that he had hoisted to announce Lord Ram’s victory over the Asura King Ravana. Gudi Padwa is a day that is believed to celebrate the loving relationship shared by a husband and wife.
Gudi Padwa is an important festival of the Marathi and the Konkani people. It marks the beginning of a new year as per the indigenous Hindu calendar of this region. It is also the festival that welcomes the fertile season of Spring.
This beautiful season is strongly associated with growth, happiness and prosperity. Your wife is one of those people who stands by you through every crest & trough of your life. Hence, the celebration revolving around Gudi Padwa makes it the perfect occasion to gift your wife something special. Here is a list of 10 exclusive gifts that fit the occasion and relation perfectly.
Indian festivals come in all sizes. One thing that remains consistent in all these festivals is sweets. Everyone loves these palatable delicacies which lighten up Indian festivals. People consider the practice of exchanging sweets to be auspicious. Thus, they welcome it with delight. A good sweet dish or hamper lightens up the mood and makes for an appreciable gift. The festival of Gudi Padwa or Marathi New Year is no stranger to this tradition. It is one of the most important festivals in the region. Sweets play an important role in Ugadi. The people of Maharashtra prepare an array of sweet dishes. These are traditional sweets and there are lots to choose from during this festival.
The annual Hindu festival of Gudi Padwa marks the advent of the Maharashtrian New Year. The celebration takes place in the Hindu lunisolar month of Chaitra (March-April). The celebration of Gudi Padwa coincides with the spring season or the season of harvest. This auspicious day also marks the onset of spring and the harvest of rabi crops.