2016 Gudi Padwa, Samvatsar Padvo, Gudi Padwa 2016 Date – Marathi New Year 2016
Marathi Vikram Samvat 2073 Begins
Pratipada Tithi Begins = 11:23 on 7/Apr/2016
Pratipada Tithi Ends = 07:35 on 8/Apr/2016
Gudi Padwa 2016
Gudi Padwa or Ugadi or Samvatsar Padvo or Marathi New Year is celebrated as the first day of the year by Marathi and Konkani. On this day, new Samvatsar, which is a cycle of 60 years, starts. All 60 Samvatsara are known by unique name.
Gudi Padwa or Samvatsar Padvo is celebrated as Ugadi by the Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh people. Both Gudi Padwa and Ugadi are celebrated on this day.
Gudi Padwa also knows as Marathi New Year or Ugadi according to the custom Hindu Lunar calendar. The Hindu New Year based on Hindu Lunar calendar is known as Varusha Pirappu or Puthandu in Tamil Nadu, Rongali Bihu or Bohag Bihu in Assam, Vaisakhi in Punjab, Pana Sankranti in Orissa and Polia Baisakh or Naba Barsha in West Bengal.
As per custom Marathi calendar, the name of this New Year is the Durmukhi Nama Samvatsar and the Shri Shalivahan Shak 1938 begins on the day. Chaitra is the first month in the Marathi calendar and Gudi Padwa is celebrated on Chaitra 1 or the first day of Chaitra Month. The most important and famous event on the day is the hoisting a victory flags (Gudhi) in front of the homes.
Gudi Padwa Spiritual significance