Gudi Padwa, the Maharashtrian New Year is on April 13. Gudi Padwa is traditionally marked with great enthusiasm but this year due to the raging Covid pandemic, celebrations are low-key. There are a number of strict Covid-19 protocols in place and no public gatherings have been allowed. But don’t let the pandemic spoil your Gudi Padwa; instead of stepping out, celebrate at home with family. Here are five ways you can have great fun on Gudi Padwa and enjoy the traditional festivities.
When is Gudi Padwa:
The Maharashtrian New Year is on April 13
Gudi Padwa auspicious time
- Pratipada Tithi is from 8:00 AM on April 12 to 10:16 AM on April 13
- Marathi Shaka Samvata 1943 begins on Gudi Padwa 2021
- Five ways to celebrate Gudi Padwa at home
Five ways to celebrate Gudi Padwa at home
Make the traditional Gudi Padwa toran: Every household in Maharashtra is decorated with toran on Gudi Padwa. A toran made of mango leaves stringed together and hung at the front door. People make toran with colourful flowers and leaves as well.
Traditional Rangolis on Gudi Padwa: You can decorate your home with beautiful rangolis. Here are few suggestions:
Gudi Padwa look: Wear traditional clothes on Gudi Padwa – women and even little girls can try the Nauvari sarees and men can go for the dhoti kurta. Dressing up gives a great festive feeling.
Gudi Padwa puja: This year spend time doing Gudi Padwa puja at home instead visiting crowded temples. Online instructions for aarti and mantras for on Gudi Padwa are easily available.
Gudi Padwa goodies: Along with family members, particularly young children, try making delicacies like Shrikhand and Puran Poli