Last Updated on 13 March 2023, 2:49 PM IST: This year, Gudi Padwa, also known as Samvatsar Padvo, is coming on March 22. It is also considered to be the first day of the new year for the population of Maharashtra and the Konkan region. Readers will learn about Gudi Padwa 2023 Date, Time, History, Celebration, Significance and much more from this blog. To please God on Gudi Padwa, one must take naam initiation (Naam Diksha) from Jagatguru Tatvdarshi Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj.
Gudi Padwa 2023: Highlights
- This Gudi Padwa, Maharashtrians will celebrate Shaka Samvat 1945.
- The Pratipada Tithi starts at 10:52 PM on March 21 and ends at 8:20 PM on March 22.
- 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 the naam initiation (Naam Diksha) from Tatvdarshi Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj.
What is the Gudi Padwa Festival?
This year, Gudi Padwa, also known as Samvatsar Padvo, is coming on March 22. 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 2023: Tithi Date and Timings
The Pratipada Tithi starts at 10:52 PM on March 21 and ends at 8:20 PM on March 22. 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
People wake up early on this day, take a bath, make all the arrangements, and prepare the Gudi. One may lift the Gudi during Abhijit Muhurat. However, there is Muhurat at all times 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.
■ Read in Hindi: गुड़ी पड़वा (Gudi Padwa): कथा और परंपरा से परे जानें शास्त्रानुकूल भक्ति के बारे में
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 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. However these all Rituals are Folktales only, there is no Evidence in Holy Scripture.
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 prepares for Gudi Padwa are Kaju Modak, Puran Poli, Coconut Laddoo, Kesari Bhaat, Shrikhand Sweet Shakarpara, Basundi, and Banana Sheera.
Who is the Creator of the Universe?
Almighty God Kabir Saheb Ji is the creator of everything and everyone that exists. Holy scriptures like Atharvaveda, Yajurveda, Samveda, Rigveda, Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta, Quran Sharif, Bible, and Shri Guru Granth Sahib prove that Almighty God Kabir Saheb Ji is the Creator God who manifested on a lotus flower in Lahartara pond of Kashi, in 1398.
Evidence for the same can be found in Atharvaveda Kand no. 4 Anuvaak no.1 Mantra no.1-7, YajurVed Adhyay 5 Mantra 32, Shri Guru Granth Sahib – Raag “Tilang” Mehla page 721, Holy Bible Genesis 1:26-1:29, Orthodox Jewish Bible Iyov 36:5, Holy Quran Sharif Surat Furqani 25, Aayat 52 to 59, Shrimad Bhagwat Gita Chapter 8 Verse 9, chapter 5 verse 29, chapter 18 verse 62, and chapter 7 verse 18.
How to Please Supreme 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 Naam initiation (Naam Diksha) from Jagatguru Tatvdarshi Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj and start worshiping Almighty God Kabir. To learn complete details download Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj App.
FAQs on Gudi Padwa 2023
In Maharashtra it is celebrated as the beginning of the new year. While in mythology it is observed to commemorate the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, and his coronation after his 14 years of exile. It is believed that the universe was created on the day of Gudi Padwa.
Samvatsar Padvo, Ugadi, Yugadi, Cheti Chand or Navreh, Sajibu, Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba.
On the day of Gudi Padwa or New Samvatsar, people do their daily rituals in the morning, and perform practices which are against the holy scriptures and are not mentioned in holy Shrimad Bhagwat Gita.