New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Gudi Padwa is the springtime festival that marks the new year for Marathi and Konkani people. It is celebrated in the regions of Maharashtra and Goa during the time of Chaitra Pratipada Tithi, Shukla Paksha as per the Hindu calendar. This year, in 2021, the auspicious festival is falling on April 13. Gudi Padwa is also known by different names in different parts of the country like it is called Samwatsara by the Konkani people, while Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Take a look at the date, shubh muhurat, puja samgri and more about the special day. 

Gudi Padwa 2021: Significance 

Spiritual significance of Gudi Padwa is that on this particular day, it is said that Lord Ram came back to Ayodhya after a 14-yr-long van vas along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman post defeating Ravana in Lanka.

Gudi Padwa 2021: Date and time

  • Gudi Padwa will fall on April 13, 2021 Tuesday
  • Pratipada Tithi Begins at 08:00 AM on Apr 12, 2021
  • Pratipada Tithi Ends at 10:16 AM on Apr 13, 2021

Gudi Padwa 2021: Celebration

Gudi Padwa is celebrated with utmost enthusiasm. Devotees observe the festival by decorating their homes, making delicious prasad and wearing new clothes. People beautify their spaces by making rangoli on the doorstep, many even decorate their places with flowers. Apart from that, a toran made of mango leaves is also hung on the entrance of the door.

Men and women wear new traditional attires including Navari saree, while for men it's kurta pyjama or dhoti kurta. People perform puja and aarti on the festival and put Akshat on Gudi. Talking about the prasad, delicacies like Shrikhand and Puran Poli are cooked for the day. 

Gudi Padwa 2021: Puja samgri

  • Copper Kalash
  • Piece of new cloth
  • Mango leaves
  • Bunch of Neem leaves
  • Sakhar Gathi 
  • Flower garland
  • Wooden stick
  • Raw rice and turmeric
  • Sindoor
  • Paan and supari
  • Coconut with its husk
  • Fruits
  • Incense Stick
  • Diya

Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal