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Last Updated: March 22, 2023, 15:23 IST
GUDI PADWA, UGADI, CHAITRA NAVRATRI, CHETI CHAND, SAJIBU CHEIRAOBA, NAVREH 2023 LIVE: It is time to celebrate across the country as Hindus prepare for a number of festive occasions, including Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Cheti Chand, Sajibu Cheiraoba and Navreh. March 22 also marks the start of Chaitra Navratri when Ghatasthapana is held indicating the start of nine days celebrating Devi Shakti in its nine forms. President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday greeted citizens on the eve of different festivals marking the arrival of Indian new year and hoped that they bind different communities of India in bonds of love, harmony and Read More
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Gudi Padwa 2023: It is Gudi Padwa and several stars are making sure they send best wishes to their fans on the occasion. While several Bollywood and television stars sent out their Gudi Padwa wishes via messages on social media, stars such as Ankita Lokhande, Neetu Kapoor, and Sonalee Kulkarni were seen celebrating the festival in the traditional style. Check out a few pictures here
GUDI PADWA 2023: On the special occasion of Gudi Padwa, many Bollywood celebrities have shared their wishes with fans on social media platforms. Let’s take a look here. READ MORE
CHETI CHAND 2023: The festival of Cheti Chand, also known as Jhulelal Jayanti, is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the Sindhis across the nation. It is marked on the first day of the Sindhi month of Chet. On this day, people exchange greetings and gifts with each other. They worship Lord Varuna, the water god, and enjoy traditional delicacies. To mark the occasion, women apply mehendi or henna on their hands to celebrate the auspicious festival. Today on the auspicious occasion of Cheti Chand this year, here are a few henna designs you can try. READ MORE
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Wednesday joined the Gudi Padwa celebrations in Thane city to welcome the beginning of the traditional Marathi new year. Shinde carried a palanquin of the presiding deity of Kopineshwar temple on his shoulders along with others for some distance. He also showered flowers on the participants and the performers in gymnastics at Chintamani chowk. Renowned violinist N Rajam, a Padmabushan-awardee, was also present.
Shinde later participated in a Gudi Padwa procession at Dombivali township in Thane district.”All the restrictions on festivals are lifted. It is nice to see that people from all walks of life are celebrating Gudi Padwa,” Shinde said.
“Our government has lifted all restrictions on celebrating festivals because of which we could celebrate Dahihandi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali, Dussehra and other festivals. It is good to see the culture is being protected and preserved in the true spirit,” he said. (PTI)
ठाणे शहराचा मानबिंदू असलेल्या नववर्ष स्वागत यात्रेत सहभागी होऊन नागरिकांना हिंदू नववर्षाच्या शुभेच्छा दिल्या. चैत्र शुद्ध प्रतिपदेच्या शुभ मुहूर्तावर कोपिनेश्वर मंदिरात श्री शिवशंकराचे दर्शन घेत नववर्ष स्वागत यात्रेनिमित्त निघणारी पालखी खांद्यावर घेत स्वागतयात्रेला सुरुवात केली. pic.twitter.com/pbbzQdnRxk
— Eknath Shinde – एकनाथ शिंदे (@mieknathshinde) March 22, 2023
Ugadi 2023: On this auspicious occasion, special recipes are prepared to mark the start of the new year. Some of the popular recipes for Ugadi include Obbattu or Holige (sweet flatbread filled with lentil or coconut filling), Ugadi Pachadi (a sweet, sour, tangy and bitter chutney made with raw mango, tamarind, jaggery, neem flowers, and salt), Pulihora (tamarind rice), and Bobbatlu (stuffed sweet roti). READ MORE
गुढीपाडव्यानिमित्त आज सकाळी नागपूर येथील निवासस्थानी गुढी उभारून नूतन वर्षाचे स्वागत केले ! #GudiPadwa at Nagpur residence, this morning, welcoming #HinduNewYear.#HinduNavVarsha #Hindu_Nav_Varsh #gudhipadwa #gudipadwa2023 #HappyNewYear #ChaitraNavaratri #Navratri… pic.twitter.com/nPFzdOx66S
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) March 22, 2023
#WATCH | Mumbai: Devotees throng to Mumbadevi temple in Mumbai for the morning aarti on the first day of Chaitra Navratri. pic.twitter.com/4VwipQnP4X
— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2023
Mumbai’s metro popularity undoubtedly grows with each day passing. And, the city has been ruled by the local suburban train over the decades. The city on Wednesday celebrates one of its auspicious spring festivals named Gudi Padw, marking the start of the traditional new year primarily for Marathis and Konkani Hindus, where people consider purchasing new vehicles, and saw a drastic downfall in buying automobiles. READ MORE
అందరికీ శోభకృత్ నామ ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు ! 💐💐 #HappyUgadi pic.twitter.com/oMs2Did8Am
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) March 22, 2023
మీకు మీ కుటుంబ సభ్యులకు శ్రీ శోభకృత్ నామ సంవత్సర ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు !
Wishing you all a Happy Ugadi, Gudi Padwa and Chaitra Sukhladi 🙏❤️
— Ram Charan (@AlwaysRamCharan) March 22, 2023
TV actress Nikki Tamboli extended Gudi Padwa greetings to fans and tweeted: “May you be blessed with good fortune for as long as Ganeshji’s trunk stands on this Gudi Padwa. His stomach is full of wealth and prosperity. May your joy be as sweet as his laddoos and your troubles be as small as his mouse. Happy Gudi Padwa.”
May you be blessed with good fortune for as long as Ganeshji’s trunk stands on this Gudi Padwa. His stomach is full of wealth and prosperity. May your joy be as sweet as his laddoos and your troubles be as small as his mouse. Happy Gudi Padwa.🌸
— Nikki Tamboli (@nikkitamboli) March 22, 2023
Maharashtra | Gudi Padwa is being celebrated in the state. Visuals of vibrant celebrations from Pune. pic.twitter.com/3RnENQipGB
— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2023
GUDI PADWA 2023: Shobha Yatra marked Gudi Padwa celebrations at Mumbai’s Girgaon. Women were spotted in traditional nose pin, jewellery and ‘Nauvari’ saree, riding motorcycles in Girgaon area as a part of ‘Shobha Yatra’. (Ayaz Ahmad/News18)
GUDI PADWA 2023: No festival is complete without delicious dishes as it is often considered the glue that binds people together. Puran Poli is one such classic dish that should be savoured on Gudi Padwa. On the auspicious occasion, let’s find out how to make a perfect Puran Poli. READ MORE
మీకు మరియు మీ కుటుంబ సభ్యులకు శ్రీ శోభకృత్ నామ సంవత్సర ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు.
Wishing everyone a Happy Ugadi, Gudi Padwa and Chaitra Sukhladi.
— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) March 22, 2023
Mumbai Police has upped the security and issued traffic advisory on Wednesday over `Padwa Melava’ (Gudi Padwa rally) of Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. The rally will he held at Shivaji Park in Dadar area of central Mumbai. Adequate police force will be deployed as thousands of MNS supporters are expected to attend the rally, an official said. READ MORE
I wish you all a very Happy Ugadi ❤️
— Sai Pallavi (@Sai_Pallavi92) March 22, 2023
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, also extended his wishes on the occasion of Gudi Padwa and Hindu New Year.
गुढीपाडवा आणि हिंदू नूतन वर्षाच्या सर्वांना हार्दिक शुभेच्छा.
हिंदू नव वर्ष की सभी को शुभकामनाएं। नव संवत्सर सभी के लिए मंगलमय हो। #Gudipadwa2023 #Hindu_Nav_Varsh #गुढीपाडवा pic.twitter.com/NvYxP5HsUp
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) March 21, 2023
Sharing a message in Marathi, actress Urmila Matondkar tweeted ‘Happy Gudi Padwa’.
गुढीपाडव्याच्या मंगलमय शुभेच्छा !!#गुढीपाडवा pic.twitter.com/b4tDCSu1do
— Urmila Matondkar (@UrmilaMatondkar) March 22, 2023
Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Navratri 2023: Uddhav’s cousin, Raj Thackeray, has joined the Gudi Padwa politics too as posters calling Maharashtra Navnirman Sena founder the future chief minister of Maharashtra sprung up in Mumbai’s Dadar. READ MORE
महाराष्ट्रात ‘गुढीपाडवा’ असा साजरा होतो ! 🧡 pic.twitter.com/rVKuAVJwsH
— MNS Adhikrut – मनसे अधिकृत (@mnsadhikrut) March 21, 2023
Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu has taken to his social media account and wished all his fans a Happy Ugadi! “Wishing you all a very happy #Ugadi! Let this festive time usher in new hope, prosperity & happiness!.” he tweeted
Wishing you all a very happy #Ugadi! Let this festive time usher in new hope, prosperity & happiness! మీ అందరికీ ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు! 🙏🏻
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) March 22, 2023
Gudi Padwa is a Hindu festival that marks the beginning of the traditional new year in Maharashtra. It is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu month of Chaitra, which corresponds to March and April on the Gregorian calendar. This year, as per the Marathi panchang, Gudi Padwa will be celebrated on March 22.
In the Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana the beginning of new year will be celebrated at Ugadi on the same day while in Karnataka it will be observed as Yugadi.
Navratri, the nine-day festival dedicated to Goddess Durga, is widely celebrated across India twice a year. As per the Hindu calendar, Sharad Navratri is celebrated in the Hindu month of Ashwin (September-October) while Vasant Navratri or Chaitra Navratri is celebrated in the month of Chaitra (March-April). This year, the festival will begin on March 22 and end on March 30, according to Drik Panchang. The Ghatasthapana Puja Vidhi marks the beginning of the nine-day celebration.
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