The Gudi Padwa Festival is right around the weekend, and every part of the city will celebrate every festival with grandeur, we observe why the festival is celebrated and shed light on its significance.

Here the list of 10 facts about Gudi Padwa:

10.) The first day of Chaitra month is Gudi Padwa, according to lunisolar Hindu calendar, Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of the New Year.

9.)  Gudi Padwa will be treated with other names such as Samvatsar Padvo, Yugadi, Ugadi, Cheti Chand or and Navreh. This festival will also celebrate in the other sites of North East state of Manipur and is known as Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba. The people prepare a variety of dishes on this day and they later climb a nearby hillock in the evening.

8.) In India, Agriculture is the main occupation and it is a Predominantly Agrarian Society. People in India treat Gudi Padwa as the one of the most famous harvesting festivals and celebrated at the end of one season and the beginning of a new one.

7.)  On this day, Sun's position moved to the point of intersection of the equator.

6.)  Mythology shows people in India celebrates this Gudi Padwa for the cause of defeating the Ramana by the Ayodhya's king Rama.

5.)   Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was the Maharashtra’s Great Warrior and he started the Gudi Padwa celebration after his victory. this tradition was started by Shivaji and from then on has been followed by every Marathi household to welcome the New Year.

4.)  The Gudi is observed at the entrance of Maharashtrian households. So what is it? A Gudi is a stick covered in a bright cloth adorned with brocade or zari that has been topped with sugar crystals, neem leaves, a twig of mango leaves and a garland of red flowers. This is covered by a silver or copper pot in an inverted position.

3.)  In India, people engage in spring cleaning and wearing new clothes and also this day will begin by eating bittersweet leaves of neem tree or a paste which is prepared with neem leaves, jaggery, and tamarind. People in india are believed this paste would purify blood and strengthen the body's immune system.

2.)  The traditional Maharashtrian food dish on this day consists of Shrikhand and Puri and Puran Poli. The Konkanis make Kanangachi Kheer which is a sweet dish made of sweet potato, coconut milk, jaggery and rice.

1.)  On this day people will buy gold, new vehicles or anything new and this will make them a happy living person.

                  "It's hard to get that real good feeling about festivals sometimes."

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