Gudi Padwa 2017: Date, Muhurat,Tithi, mantra and why it's celebrated

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Gudi Padwa marks the start of Chaitra month as per the Hindu calendar celebrating Lord Rama's victorious return to Ayodhya after slaying Ravana.

May this year shower a lot more blessings on you to make you a better person. People of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka also celebrated this day as "Ugadi".

There are several stories also that are attached with this festival.

Ahead of Gudi Padwa, the Maharashtrian new year, on Tuesday, Regional Transport offices (RTO) in the city have reported an increase in the registration of cars and bikes.Generally, customers prefer to get the new vehicles delivered on this day as they regard it auspicious. People begin their day by taking a traditional, holy oil-bath and by offering their prayers. The name derived from the Sanskrit word name for Chaitra Shukla Pratipad. "RTO offices will remain open on Gudi Padwa too, but not much work is expected to take place on that day as people prefer to take deliveries then", said an RTO source. On Gudi Padwa, people prepare special delicacies and sweet dishes which adds to the celebration. "Neem leaves, a mango leaves and a garland of red flowers are tied to the tip of a long bamboo on which a copper pot is placed in the inverted position".

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Another popular historical legend that is associated with Gudi Padwa is the victory of the great ruler Shivaji Maharaj. Gudi Padwa is one of the most famous harvesting festivals among them.

This Gudi Padwa, may you be blessed with good fortune as long as Ganeshji's trunk, wealth and prosperity as big as his stomach, happiness as sweet as his ladoos and may your trouble be as small as his mouse.

Whatsapp reads: Fortunate is the one who has learned to Admire, but not to envy. We wish your entire year is full of new smiles, new successes, new joys and new adventures. As the holy occasion of Gudi Padwa is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love, here's hoping this festival of beauty brings your way, bright sparkles of contentment, that stay with you through the days ahead.