Gudi Padwa: Scenes That Every Maharashtrian Will Miss This Year

India | Reuters | March 25, 2020, 9:30 am
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 Amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak that has gripped countries worldwide, every street, every neighbourhood is being put under lockdown in India for the next 21-days. From Dhol Tasha, Lezim Dance to Women's Bike Rally, Maharashtrians tend to miss these vibrant scenes that fill the streets during Gudi Padwa. On Gudi Padwa 2020, we bring back some of the vibrant pictures of Gudi Padwa to keep up the spirit. Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the first day of the month of Chaitra according to the Hindu calendar. The festival marks the beginning Hindu new year and is widely observed in Maharashtra and Konkan region.<br /><br />A woman sports a traditional headgear during a procession to mark Gudi Padwa in Mumbai. (Image: AP)
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Amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak that has gripped countries worldwide, every street, every neighbourhood is being put under lockdown in India for the next 21-days. From Dhol Tasha, Lezim Dance to Women's Bike Rally, Maharashtrians tend to miss these vibrant scenes that fill the streets during Gudi Padwa. On Gudi Padwa 2020, we bring back some of the vibrant pictures of Gudi Padwa to keep up the spirit. Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the first day of the month of Chaitra according to the Hindu calendar. The festival marks the beginning Hindu new year and is widely observed in Maharashtra and Konkan region.

A woman sports a traditional headgear during a procession to mark Gudi Padwa in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 A girl dressed in traditional attire rides a scooter as she participates in a procession to mark Gudi Padwa or the Marathi new year in Mumbai. (Image: AP)
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A girl dressed in traditional attire rides a scooter as she participates in a procession to mark Gudi Padwa or the Marathi new year in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 Women dressed in traditional attire participate in a procession to mark Gudi Padwa in Mumbai. (Image: AP)
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Women dressed in traditional attire participate in a procession to mark Gudi Padwa in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 A woman dressed in traditional attire participates in a procession to mark Gudi Padwa in Mumbai. (Image: AP)
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A woman dressed in traditional attire participates in a procession to mark Gudi Padwa in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 People, wearing traditional dresses, take part in a bike rally to celebrate Gudi Padwa, the Marathi new year festival, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)
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People, wearing traditional dresses, take part in a bike rally to celebrate Gudi Padwa, the Marathi new year festival, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 A woman sport traditional jewellery during a procession to mark Gudi Padwa in Mumbai. (Image: AP)
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A woman sport traditional jewellery during a procession to mark Gudi Padwa in Mumbai. (Image: AP)

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 Women dressed in traditional costumes ride motorbikes as they attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)
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Women dressed in traditional costumes ride motorbikes as they attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 People perform a ritual as part of celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the Maharashtrian New Year, in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)
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People perform a ritual as part of celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the Maharashtrian New Year, in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman dressed in traditional costume attends celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)
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A woman dressed in traditional costume attends celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 Women dressed in traditional costumes ride motorbikes as they attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)
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Women dressed in traditional costumes ride motorbikes as they attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 Women from Marathi community performing 'puja' (worship) on the occasion of Hindu new year 'Gudi Padwa', in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)
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Women from Marathi community performing 'puja' (worship) on the occasion of Hindu new year 'Gudi Padwa', in Ahmedabad. (Image: PTI)

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 A group of Marathi women, dressed in traditional attires, with placards displaying a message to save girl child, as they walk on streets during 'Shobha Yatra', to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa', in Thane. (Image: Reuters)
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A group of Marathi women, dressed in traditional attires, with placards displaying a message to save girl child, as they walk on streets during 'Shobha Yatra', to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa', in Thane. (Image: Reuters)

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 Maharashtrians dressed in traditional costumes attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)
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Maharashtrians dressed in traditional costumes attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 Women in traditional attire participate in a community parade ('Shobha Yatra') to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa', in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)
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Women in traditional attire participate in a community parade ('Shobha Yatra') to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa', in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 A man and woman dressed up in traditional attire watch as people throng the streets in Mumbai to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa' in Thane. (Image: PTI)
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A man and woman dressed up in traditional attire watch as people throng the streets in Mumbai to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa' in Thane. (Image: PTI)

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 A woman dressed in traditional Marathi attire participates during the Gudi Padwa celebrations in Mumbai. The festival which marks the beginning of Hindu new year is widely observed in Maharashtra and Konkan region. (Image: PTI)
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A woman dressed in traditional Marathi attire participates during the Gudi Padwa celebrations in Mumbai. The festival which marks the beginning of Hindu new year is widely observed in Maharashtra and Konkan region. (Image: PTI)

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 A woman decked up in traditional attire, participate in a community parade ('Shobha Yatra') to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa', in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)
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A woman decked up in traditional attire, participate in a community parade ('Shobha Yatra') to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa', in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 Maharashtrian women prepare for the celebration of Marathi New year Gudi Padwa in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)
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Maharashtrian women prepare for the celebration of Marathi New year Gudi Padwa in Jabalpur. (Image: PTI)

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 A woman dressed in traditional costume plays the drum as she attends celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)
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A woman dressed in traditional costume plays the drum as she attends celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 People attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)
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People attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 People perform a ritual as part of celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the Maharashtrian New Year, in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)
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People perform a ritual as part of celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the Maharashtrian New Year, in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)

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 Marathi women performing a group dance as they participate in 'Shobha Yatra' to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa' in Thane. (Image: PTI)
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Marathi women performing a group dance as they participate in 'Shobha Yatra' to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa' in Thane. (Image: PTI)

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 A woman dressed in traditional costume plays the drum as she attends celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)
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A woman dressed in traditional costume plays the drum as she attends celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 Women in traditional attire participate in a community parade ('Shobha Yatra') to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa', in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)
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Women in traditional attire participate in a community parade ('Shobha Yatra') to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa', in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 Women dressed in traditional attire ride on two-wheelers as they participate in 'Shobha Yatra' to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa' in Thane. (Image: PTI)
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Women dressed in traditional attire ride on two-wheelers as they participate in 'Shobha Yatra' to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa' in Thane. (Image: PTI)

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 A woman dressed in traditional costume attends celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)
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A woman dressed in traditional costume attends celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 People from the Marathi community participate during 'Gudi Padwa' celebrations in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)
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People from the Marathi community participate during 'Gudi Padwa' celebrations in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 People perform a ritual as part of celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the Maharashtrian New Year, in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)
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People perform a ritual as part of celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the Maharashtrian New Year, in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)

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 People participate in a community parade (Shobha Yatra) to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa', in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)
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People participate in a community parade (Shobha Yatra) to celebrate the Maharashtrian new year 'Gudi Padwa', in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 People from the Marathi community participate during 'Gudi Padwa' celebrations in Mumbai. (Image: PT)
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People from the Marathi community participate during 'Gudi Padwa' celebrations in Mumbai. (Image: PT)

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 Maharashtrian artists during a programme to celebrate Marathi new year festival Gudi Padwa in Varanasi. (Image: PTI)
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Maharashtrian artists during a programme to celebrate Marathi new year festival Gudi Padwa in Varanasi. (Image: PTI)

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 Girls dressed in traditional costumes attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)
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Girls dressed in traditional costumes attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 Maharashtrians dressed in traditional costumes attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)
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Maharashtrians dressed in traditional costumes attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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 Girls dressed in traditional costumes attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)
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Girls dressed in traditional costumes attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival, the beginning of the New Year for Maharashtrians, in Mumbai. (Image: Reuters)

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