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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Gudhi Padwa


Gudhi Padwa is a festival celebrated by Maharashtrians as a beginning of new year. The neighboring state Karnataka also celebrate this day as new year beginning. 
As well mentioned in Wikipedia, "On Guḍhī Pāḍavā, a gudhi is found sticking out of a window or otherwise prominently displayed in traditional Maharashtrian households. Bright green or yellow cloth adorned with brocade (zari) tied to the tip of a long bamboo over which gaathi (sugar crystals), neem leaves[citation needed], a twig of mango leaves and a garland of red flowers is tied. A silver or copper pot is placed in the inverted position over it. Altogether, it is called as Gudhi. It is hoisted outside the house, in a window, terrace or a high place so that everybody can see it."
Visit the wikipedia page to know the significance and importance of the festival.
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