Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Gudi Padwa Festival Celebration 2018 - History, Dates, Introduction


Gudi Padwa Dates 2018

In 2018, Gudi Padwa is celebrated on 18th of March, 2018 (Sunday).

Introduction Of Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padwa, the primary Holy celebration which denotes the start of the New Year, new month and new day for the Hindus falls on Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. It is known as Gudhi Padwa (in Maharashtra), Ugadi (in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh). On this very day Lord Brahma made the Universe. In this way for Hindus, this day conveys unique significance. The day is praised with a promising shower, trailed by finishing the entryway with a 'toran', performing ceremonial love and lifting the Gudhi. 

Gudhi Padwa is praised as Ugadi (or Yugadi) in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The day, starts with custom showers (oil shower) trailed by pooja to god and Panchanga Shravana.Houses are enhanced with Mango Leaves and Rangoli and everybody in the family wear new garments and praise the celebration by wishing each other New year welcome.

The eating of a particular blend called Bevu-Bella (Neem and Jaggery) in Kannada, symbolizes the way that life is a blend of good and awful, Happiness and Sorrow. Eating Neem and Sweet Jaggery implies one have to take both Good and Bad or Happiness and Sorrow ought to be acknowledged together and with serenity through the New Year. The extraordinary blend comprises of:
  1. Neem Buds/Flowers for its sharpness, implying Sadness 
  2. Jaggery which is sweet, connoting Happiness 

In Karnataka an exceptional dish called Obbattu or Holige (Puran Poli), is set up on this event. It comprises of a filling (gram and jaggery/sugar bubbled and made in to a glue) stuffed in a level roti like bread. It is typically eaten hot/cool with ghee or drain garnish or coconut drain at a few spots of Karnataka.

Celebrate New Year only on Chaitra Shukla Pratipada (Gudi Padwa)

By and by in Bharat, New Year is being praised on first January according to the Western schedule. Festivity on the eve of the Western New Year includes one entertaining oneself with different acts of neglect like enjoying eve prodding in the wake of drinking, and so forth. Along these lines, rather than starting the New Year on a promising note, it starts disagreeably. To guarantee that the start of the New Year starts on a favorable note, commend it as per the Hindu sacred writings, on Chaitra Shuddha Pratipada according to the Hindu lunar date-book. This date is transcendent in all courses – according to the cycle of Nature and it likewise has verifiable and otherworldly centrality. This adds to enriching the one praising it, according to the Hindu sacred texts, with a few advantages. It is the obligation of every person to capture the misfortune being caused to society because of aimlessly imitating Westerners.


Science in the Worship of the Gudi 

'Gudi Padwa' is the day on which the universe was made. Since on this day Shri Brahma made the universe and the Satyayug started, it denotes the beginning of the New Year.

The Divine awareness radiating amid dawn, assimilated around then keeps going longer. In this way the Gudi ought to be venerated inside 5-10 minutes after dawn !

On Gudi Padwa, the waves comprising of the fire guideline (Tej tatva) and the inventive Prajapati waves are initiated on a vast scale. The Divine awareness radiating amid dawn, ingested around then endures longer. This cognizance is put away in the body cells and is utilized as required. Subsequently the Gudi ought to be venerated inside 5-10 minutes after dawn.

Technique for raising the Gudi 

Position of the Gudi : Care ought to be taken to raise the Gudi alongside the principle passage of the house. The spot chose ought to be on the correct side of the entrance(when confronting outwards from the passage of the home). The correct side symbolizes the dynamic condition of the spirit.

  1. The territory chose for raising the Gudi ought to be cleaned and afterward a Swastik rangoli ought to be drawn on the ground. Turmeric and vermilion (Haldi-kumkum) ought to be offered at the focal point of the Swastik. 
  2. While raising the Gudi, the 'Shiva-Shakti' guideline in the Universe ought to be summoned. This empowers every one of the constituents of the Gudi to acknowledge divine standards. 
  3. The Gudi symbolizes the 'Sushumna nadi' of our body. Consequently, the Gudi ought to be raised at the passageway. What's more, it ought to be kept tilted at an edge. – A Scholar (through the medium of Ms. Anjali Gadgil) 

Prayer Of Gudi Padwa: - 

'O Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu ! If it's not too much trouble empower me to retain the Principle of Creation and the Fire Principle show in the environment. Give the Divine cognizance a chance to introduce in these standards be saved continually. Let the vitality accordingly got, be utilized for my profound practice.'

Reason for raising the Gudi during war

The Gudi is an image of triumph. Among the different characteristics of God, 'Being Victorious' is one and it symbolizes that God has accomplished triumph at the start and at different levels. To symbolize this at each level of war, a Gudi is lifted.

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