This year, Gudi Padwa, also known as Samvatsar Padvo is coming on April 13. It is also considered to be the first day of the new year for the population of Maharashtra and the Konkan region, Reader will learn about Gudi Padwa 2021 Date, Time, History, Celebration, Significance from this blog. To please God on Gudi Padwa, one must take initiation (Naam Diksha) from Jagatguru Tatvadarshi Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj.
Gudi Padwa 2021: Highlights
- This Gudi Padwa, Maharashtrians will celebrate Shaka Samvat 1943
- The Pratipada Tithi starts at 8 in the morning on 12th April and ends at 10:16 AM on 13th April
- The same festival is known as ‘Ugadi’ in South India and is reckoned to be the first day of the creation of the universe
- The festival celebrates the festivities done for Lord Rama after his return to Ayodhya after finishing fourteen years of exile
- To please God, take initiation (Naam Diksha) from Tatvadarshi Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj
What is Gudi Padwa Festival?
This year, Gudi Padwa, also known as Samvatsar Padvo is coming on April 13. It is commemorated on the first day of the Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar. It is also considered to be the first day of the new year for the population of Maharashtra and the Konkan region. Read on to know the history, significance, celebrations, tithi timings, shubh muhurat, and popular food items prepared on Gudi Padwa.
Gudi Padwa 2021 Tithi (Date) Timings
The Pratipada Tithi starts at 8 in the morning on 12th April and ends at 10:16 AM on 13th April. But remember that worship of Supreme God Kabir Saheb can be done at any time by Sat-Bhakti to attain Salvation and joyful life.
Gudi Padwa Muhurat Timings
People wake up early on this day, take a bath, make all the arrangements, and prepare the Gudi. One may lift the Gudi during Abhijeet Muhurat. However, there is no Muhurat for Satgyan and Sat-Bhakti.
Significance of Gudi Padwa
The term Gudi Padwa is formulated using two words- ‘Gudi’, which means flag or emblem of Shri Brahma, and ‘Padwa’ which means the first day of the grade of the moon. Rabi crops are reaped after this festivity as it also implies the arrival of the spring season.
History of Gudi Padwa
According to Hindu mythology, it is said that Lord Brahma created the Universe on this day. It is also said that Lord Brahma further established the theory of days, weeks, months, and years on the day of Gudi Padwa. The same festival is known as ‘Ugadi’ in South India and is reckoned to be the first day of the creation of the universe. This is why Lord Brahma is praised on this day. Gudi Padwa also signifies Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana. The festival celebrates the festivities done for Lord Rama after his return to Ayodhya after finishing fourteen years of exile.
Gudi Padwa 2021 Celebration
A Gudi is a flag created with a long bamboo shoot and a sharp colorful scarf made up of silk. The bamboo is fastened with this bandanna and decorated with mango leaves, neem leaves, and a wreath of flowers. This bamboo shoot is then wrapped with an inverted vessel made of silver or copper and this symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. It is said that this ritual saves homes from all types of evils and staves off negative powers. On this day, people start their day with an oil bath. After which they wear new clothes and paint their homes by making rangolis. After which they prepare the Gudi and then do the pooja. Once the pooja is performed, the prasad is distributed to everyone.
Popular Foods of Gudi Padwa
Several food items are made to commemorate the festival of Gudi Padwa. Popular main dishes one prepares for the festival are Batata Vada, Kothimbir Vadi, Sabudana Vada, Poori Bhaji, Chakli, Batata Bhaji, and Masala Bhaat. Some delightful desserts which one people prepare for Gudi Padwa are Kaju Modak, Puran Poli, Coconut Laddoo, Kesari Bhaat, Shrikhand Sweet Shakarpare, Basundi, and Banana Sheera.
How to Please God on Gudi Padwa?
According to Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta Chapter 16, Verse 23 and 24 arbitrary spiritual practices performed by anyone without taking initiation from a true Saint are useless. Celebrating festivals that are not mentioned in our holy scriptures breaks the constitution of God. To please God on Gudi Padwa, one must take name initiation (Naam Diksha) from Jagatguru Tatvadarshi Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj and start worshipping Almighty God Kabir.