Cultural Significance of Gudi Padwa: Maharashtra’s New Year

INDIA, March 29, 2017 (New Indian Express): Gudi Padwa is a springtime festival that marks the new year for Marati Hindus. It is celebrated in and near Maharashtra on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New Year according to the lunar/solar Hindu calendar. The festival is observed with colorful floor decorations called rangoli, a special Gudhi flag, street processions, dancing and festive foods.

Source: Hinduism Today