Gudi Padwa 2020: Date, timing, puja vidhi, rituals and significance


Pune: Vibrant festivals in the country, Gudi Padwa is well known to mark the start of the traditional new 12 months (in Marathi calendar) and spring season (in south India). The competition normally falls on the primary day of Chaitra under Shukla Pratipada. The pageant is extensively celebrated by means of Maharashtrians across India. As consistent with nonsecular beliefs, hoisting Gudi brings wealth and fortune.

In south India, humans celebrate it in the form of Ugadi and have fun the day with the aid of performing crop harvest. Gudi Padwa starts off evolved with an oil bathing ceremony, followed by means of decorating the primary door with mango leaves, acting rituals and hoisting a Gudi flag. During this competition, Marathi guys wear Kurta Pajama and tied a turban around their heads, while Marathi girls get dressed in themselves in traditional attire.

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Significance of Gudi Padwa

People in Maharashtra additionally hoist Gudi to commemorate the victories of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Devotees also hoist Gudi as an image of Lord Ram’s return from exile after 14 years.

Farmers have fun at the festival to celebrate the cease of Rabi crop season and the beginning of harvest season.

According to religious texts, it is taken into consideration a powerful day as Lord Brahma created the entire universe on Gudi Padwa.


This year Gudi Padwa will be celebrated on March 25. There is not any specific muhurta for the festival as the complete day is considered auspicious.

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Puja Vidhi

Wake up before dawn and take a bath.

Observe fast.

Clean each and every nook of the house

Hoist a Gudi Padwa flag and worship it for five minutes after dawn

Prepare a rangoli at the entrance of the Puja room.

Place the Gudi on the proper side of the main door.

Place purple flowers, silk garments and mango tree leaves at the Gudi.

Make a swastika with turmeric powder and vermilion

Light candles for the duration of worship.

On a subsequent day, drink water from a copper pot.

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Serve garments to the needy.


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