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Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padwa is celebrated to mark the beginning of the New year according to the Hindu calendar. This day is also the first day of Navratri. According to mythological tales, this is the day when Lord Brahma recreated the world and it is therefore celebrated as the New Year among Maharashtrians as well as Hindu Konkanis. Typically, the day, falling on April 11 this year, is marked by prayers, feasts, family gathering, songs and celebrations.. On this day, a gudhi is found sticking out of a window or otherwise prominently displayed in traditional Maharashtrian households. Bright green or yellow cloth adorned with …