Gudi Padwa 2019: Urmila Matondkar, Congress Candidate From Mumbai North, Seen Celebrating the Joyous Festival, See Pics
Urmila Matondkar, Seen Celebrating Gudi Padwa (Photo Credits: ANI)

Mumbai, April 6: Actor and Congress candidate from Mumbai North, Urmila Matondkar was seen celebrating the joyous occasion of Gudi Padwa in Mumbai on Saturday. The 45-year old leader was seen dressed in a traditional attire along with several others, marking the beginning of the New Year in Maharashtra. As part of the celebrations, people perform several ritual, visit temples and celebrate the occasion with great festivity. Urmila Matondkar, Who Joined Congress, to Contest Lok Sabha Election 2019 From Mumbai North Seat. 

On March 29, Matondkar was named as the Congress candidate for the Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency. She will contest against sitting Bharatiya Janata Party MP Gopal Shetty. Polling in Mumbai's six Lok Sabha constituencies will be held on April 29, along with 17 others in the state's fourth phase of elections. Gudi Padwa 2019 Date: Know Significance of The Festival of Chaitra Sukladi, Which Marks Beginning of Hindu New Year.

Urmila Matondkar at Gudi Padwa celebrations in Mumbai; See Pics

On joining the Congress party, she dismissed all apprehensions on her political role, saying, "I am here to stay - even after the elections." She also praised Gandhi saying a leader should be judged by people for their qualities and not their background.  Maharashtra Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Dates: Constituency-Wise Complete Schedule Of Voting And Results For General Elections.

Gudi Padwa celebrations are marked with great pomp across Maharashtra. Houses across the state celebrate the joyous festival with family members erecting the traditional 'Gudi' a long bamboo stick with new silk cloth, garland and a neem twig with a silver or metal pot on it. As per Hindu mythology, the long 'Gudi' symbolises victory and inspires people to prosper materially and spiritually.