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Gudi Padwa 2023: History, significance, celebration of Marathi New Year

Gudi Padwa 2023 will be marked on March 22, 2023, which is the first day of the Hindu calendar month of Chaitra

Gudi Padwa 2023
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Gudi Padwa 2023

Sonika Nitin Nimje Delhi
In Maharashtra, Gudi Padwa, also known as ‘Samvatsara Padvo’ is the first day of the New Year. The Marathi New Year gets its name from two words: "Gudi," which means a Hindu Lord Brahma flag or emblem, and "Padwa," which means the first day of the moon's phase. The festival also marks the beginning of the harvest season. This is celebrated with great enthusiasm and excitement in Maharashtra. The first day of the nine-day Chaitra Navratri festival also lies on the Gudi Padwa 2023.

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First Published: Mar 22 2023 | 12:05 PM IST

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