Gudi padwa 2024

Maharashtrian New Year: Gudi Padwa falls on April 9th, 2024, signifying the beginning of the new year for Hindus in Maharashtra, Goa, and parts of Karnataka.

Victory Flag Hoisted: Homes are decorated, and a special flag called a "gudi" is raised, symbolizing victory and auspicious beginnings. The gudi is typically made from colorful cloth and adorned with neem leaves and a pot.

Sweet Treats and Feasts:  People prepare and share traditional dishes like puran poli, shrikhand, and modak to celebrate the festive occasion.

Seeking Blessings:  Visiting temples and seeking blessings from deities is a common practice to usher in a prosperous and happy new year.

Spring Festival:  Gudi Padwa coincides with the spring season and is sometimes referred to as the harvest festival.  It's a time for renewal and fresh starts.