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When is Gudi Padwa in 2017?

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Gudi Padwa in 2017 will be observed on Wednesday, 29th March.

As per Hindu Calendar, the festival of Gudi Padwa falls on the first day of the Chaitra month.

Gudi Padwa, also written as ‘Gudhi Padwa’, is a Hindu festival which is usually observed in the month of March or April.

However, Gudi Padwa in 2017 will be observed onWednesday, 29th March. The festival marks the beginning of New year. It is basically observed by Maharashtrians and Konkanis of Deccan region in India. Marathi Hindus and Konkanis celebrate this day with lots of excitement and enthusiasm.

The main attraction of the festival is social gatherings and off-course sumptuous feast. The day begins with prayers and sticking gudi. Hanging Gudi is one of the main ritual of the day. Gudi symbolizes the victory of Maratha forces led by Chhatrapati Shivaji. A Gudi is a piece of cloth (green, yellow or red in color) That is tied on a long bamboo along with mango leaves, neem leaves, a garland of flowers and gaathi (sugar crystals). A small copper or silver pot is placed over it in an inverted position. The dates of Gudi Padwa vary every year because of the fact that it is based on Hindu calendar and Hindu calendars are based on the Solar cycle.

This day is celebrated as New year in several other parts of India under different names. Like in Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka, it is celebrated as ‘Ugadi’, in Rajasthan, it is celebrated as ‘Thapna’ and Sindhis celebrated this day as ‘Cheti Chand’.