In Hinduism, the festival of Gudi Padwa is celebrated as Hindu New Year and during this festival people decorate Gudi in the house. Along with this, this festival is celebrated with great pomp in the state of Maharashtra., This festival comes every year in the month of Chaitra and with this the new year of Hindus begins. This year, this festival is coming on 25 March. How is this festival celebrated and the story related to this festival is as follows.
Celebrate Gudi Padwa in this way
On Gudi Padwa, people wear new clothes and decorate the house well. Along with this, chanting the mantras of Sunderkand, Ram Rakshastotra and Goddess Bhagwati on this day gives special fruit. On the day of Gudi Padwa, Sun God is worshipped and water is offered to the Sun God. It is believed that by worshiping the sun god, the new year passes well and the body gets rid of diseases. Along with this, the intake of jaggery, salt, neem flowers, tamarind and raw mango on Gudi Padwa is a must. is done. On the main door of the house there is a bandanavar of Ashoka or mango leaves. At the same time, by applying this bandhanavar, there is an atmosphere of happiness in the house.
When is the festival of Gudi Padwa coming this year
This year, this festival is coming on 25th March i.e. on Wednesday. The start of Gudi Padwa will start from 57 minutes on 24 March 2, which can last for 25 minutes by 26 March the next day.
First story related to Gudi Padwa
Many stories are associated behind Gudi Padwa Mane. According to a legend, the creation of the universe was made on this day. It is believed that on the day of Gudi Padwa i.e. Chaitra Shukla Pratipada, Brahma started the work of creation. Along with this, due to which this day is also called the first day of creation. From this day the new year of the Hindu calendar also begins.
Another story related to Gudi Padwa
The second story is related to Ram and Bali. According to the legend, many areas of South India were ruled by King Bali. King Bali had enmity with his brother Sugriva and Bali wanted to kill his brother Sugriva. During this time, when Rama met Sugriva, there was a friendship between these two. Sugriva asks Rama for help and asks him to protect her from Bali. After which Ram promised Sugriva that he would protect him from his brother. It is believed that Ram Ji killed Bali on the day of Gudi Padwa and protected Sugriva and the subjects from the atrocities of Bali. At the same time, Sugriva gave his monkey army to Ram ji in return and with the help of this army, Ram ji fought the battle with Ravana. This day is also celebrated as Victory Day.