Gudi Padwa 2021: Date, History, Significance, Puja Muhurat, Rituals & All You Need To Know About The Marathi New Year

Festivals & Events Team Latestly|

Gudi Padwa, also spelt as Gudhi Padwa, is a Hindu festival that marks the beginning of a new year for Marathi & Konkani Hindus.  Gudi Padwa is a regional Hindu festival that is mostly celebrated by the people of Maharashtra & Goa. 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. On this day, the festival of Navratri will also begin. Gudi Padwa 2021 will be celebrated on April 13. In wake of the restrictions, the festivals of Navratri, Ugadi, Gudi Padwa and Baisakhi will see urban areas locked up with markets closed and people inside their homes. Amid the second wave, lockdowns, night curfews and local restrictions have already made a comeback starting last month when the second surge of COVID-19 cases started. As the country is witnessing an unprecedented rise in the number of daily Covid-19, the list of cities under lockdown is only increasing. In Maharashtra, night curfew has been imposed from 8 pm till 7 am and weekend lockdown from Friday 8 pm till Monday 7 am.

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