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2023 Gudi Pawda Puja Vidhi and Vrat Katha - Gudi Padwa 2023

Gudi Pawda Puja Vidhi and Gudi Padwa Vrat Katha
For Maharashtrians, Gudi Padwa marks the promising start of the new year it falls on the first day 'shuddha pratipada' of Chaitra it is a propitious time for building or going into another house putting a kid to class or beginning a business. Gudi Padwa, the period of spring. Here the sunbeams increments in power. The products of mangoes and jackfruits are streaming in the business sectors. Bushes and trees are sprouting into fragrant blossoms.

Meaning of Padwa 

The word 'Padwa' is begun from the word for crop called 'Pradurbhu'. In a rural network, the word 'Padwa' marks the finish of one collect and the start of another one. On account of Gudi Padwa, it is commended toward the finish of the Rabi season

Gudi Padwa - Festivities and Celebrations 

On this day, Maharashtrians hang 'Gudis' outside the windows of their homes. They mean the triumph of the Marathas War battled by Chattrapati Shivaji. They are shown to ruin off shades of evils. A gudi is a shaft on top with a Kalash (metal or silver pot) hung topsy turvy. It is secured with brilliant silk material and enhanced with coconuts, marigolds, and mango leaves.

Maharashtrians welcome the New Year by venerating Gudi. They disseminate 'Prasad' including delicate neem leaves, tamarind, Ajwain, gram-heartbeat, and jaggery. This is made into a glue, which should make them recuperate properties. They wear new garments and relish unique Maharashtrian delights like soonth panak and chana usal.

Gudhi padwa is the primary day of 'Chaitra' month that denotes the start of the new year as indicated by the lunisolar Hindu calendar. The word Padwa originate from Sanskrit, which means the very next day after the moon.

On this day Lord Rama returned 'Ayodhya' after destroying Ramanathan Therefore, it symbolizes the victory of good over evil. The most prominent warrior king, Shivaji Maharaj was the one who symbolized this day as the win, "Vijaya Dhwaj" by commencing the New Year with grand celebrations.

Women in the house prepare a traditional Rangoon using rice, Vermillion, and turmeric. A few people likewise use blossoms and hues rather than the customary food things gudi padwa is one celebration that requires the arrangement of a sweet that is a blend of neem leaves and jaggery. It is synonymous with a bittersweet life filled with happiness and sorrows.

Significance Of Gudi Padwa

Every part or element of the 'Gudhi has its own symbolization. On the top of Gudhi, there is a copper vessel called Kalash that resembles Yashashri which means 'Winning. Silk Saree, It signifies Vaibhav' which means 'Luxury'. Flowers, It is called Pushpahar' which resembles 'Mangalya', means 'happíness' and 'well being'. Sugar, called 'Sakhar Gathi, which resembles 'Madhurya' means Sweetness in Life. Green leaf, It is called' Limbpala' which resembles 'Arogya' which means 'Health'. Haldi Kumkum, which symbolizes' Saubhagya' which means 'Goodluck'. Traditional dishes like Shrikhand and Puran Poli are made in many Maharashtrian households. Buying gold, a new vehicle, or any new thing is considered to be auspicious on this day.

On this festival, people decorate their house with a bandana of mango leaves. People decorate homes, courtyards, and doors with rangoli, bandanwar-addicted by cleaning homes. A Gudi i.e. flag is placed in front of the house. In this, a swastika symbol is made on a vessel and wrapped on silk cloth and kept on it. Gudi is worshiped as a symbol of victory.

Special dishes are made

This festival is also important from a health perspective. For this reason, the dishes prepared on the day of Gudi Padwa are especially healthy. Whether it is Prasad Pachhadi distributed in Andhra Pradesh, or Puran Poli, a sweet roti made in Maharashtra. It is said about Pachadi that the health of a human being is improved along with the skin treatment diseases on an empty stomach. Sweetbread is also made from jaggery, neem flowers, tamarind, mangoes etc. There is also a tradition of eating Shrikhand-Pudi at some places.

Gudi Padwa Puja Vidhi: Method of Celebration

1. On this day waking the gram flour and oil is applied. After that, a bath is taken.
2. The place where Gudi is applied. That place is cleaned thoroughly.
3. After this, take a pledge of worship and make a swastika at the cleaned place. After this build the sand altar.
4. After this, spread a white-colored cloth and dye it with turmeric kumkum. After this, make an Ashtadal and worship Lord Brahma by duly installing the idol.
5. Finally, install Gudi i.e. a hoop.

Gudi Padwa Vrat Katha: Story of Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padwa Ki Katha The festival of Gudi Padwa is celebrated exclusively in South India. In Tretayuga, South India was considered the kingdom of Bali. At the time, Ravana killed Mother Sita. At that time Lord Sri Rama needed a huge army to bring Mother Sita back from Ravana. Lord Sri Rama went to South India searching for Mother Sita where she found Sugriva. Sugriva told Lord Shri Rama about all the atrocities of Bali and sought help from him. Then Lord Shri Rama killed Bali at the behest of Sugriva. The day Bali was killed. That day was Gudi Padwa.

Another story related to Gudi Padwa is in vogue, according to this legend, Shalivahana did not have any army for the war. So he built an army of clay and killed them. It was the day of Chaitra Shukla Pratipada on the day that Shalivahana burnt his life in the earthen effigies. Only then, Vijayapataka is hoisted on the day of Gudi Padwa. The beginning of suspicion is also believed to be from Shalivahana. Because Shalivahana conquered his enemies.

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