Gudi Padwa 2020

  • Gudi Padwa, also known as Marathi New Year signifies the beginning of a new year for all Maharashtrians and Konkanis across Maharashtra and Goa. It usually falls on the first month of the Luni-solar calendar. This usually happens either in the last week of March or the first week of April. The Luni-Solar calendar is designed by keeping in mind the positions of the Sun and the Moon on different days, thus dividing the full calendar into months and days.  The name Gudi Padwa is derived as follows: Gudi or Gudhi, as it is rightly pronounced, refers to a flag which is erected in front of all houses on this day and Padwa means the first day which is derived from the Sanskrit word Pratipada. In short, for all Maharashtrians and Konkanis, Gudi Padwa refers to the birth of a new year with new beginnings.