Gudhi Padwa is the Marathi name for ChaitraShukla Pratipada. It is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar. This day is also the first day of Chaitra Navratri and Ghatasthapana also known as Kalash Sthapana is done on this day.Known as Gudhi Padwa in Maharashtra.
A Gudhi is erected on Gudhi Padwa
|Official name||Gudhi Padwa or Samvatsar Padvo|
|Observed by||Marathi Hindus, Konkanis|
|Type||Hindu lunar new year’s Day|
|2012 date||March 23|
|Related to||Hindu calendar|
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