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  1. 2. శ్రీ వికృతి నామ సంవత్సరాది ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు From w-32
  2. 3. Do you know the sanskrit name for ugadi? Gudi padwa is the sanskrit name for ugadi.
  3. 4. Gudi Padwa, also known as Ugadi, is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu month of Chaitra, which according to the Gregorian calendar would fall sometime at the end of March and the beginning of April. This festival is supposed to mark the beginning of 'Vasant' or spring.
  4. 5. HISTORY OF GUDI PADWA In the Brahma Purana, it has been written that it was on this day only that Lord Brahma recreated the world, after the inundation that devastated it.It is also believed that on this day, King Vali was killed by Rama and Shri Rama returned to Ayodhya victorious. This is the reason why the festival is celebrated with such grand festivities.
  5. 6. CELEB RATIONS This festival marks the beginning of New Year in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and parts of Karnataka. This festival is known as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra and Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Even Sindhis celebrate a festival on the same day as Gudhi Padwa and it is known as Cheti Chand.
  6. 7. THE GUDI Gudi, meaning Brahma's flag (Brahmadhvaj), is hoisted by people on the day of Gudi Padwa, as a symbol of victory of good over evil.
  7. 8. SIGNIFICANCE Some Maharashtrians see the gudis as a symbol of victory associated with the conquests of the Maratha forces lead by the great hero Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Gudis are also displayed as they are expected to ward off evil and invite prosperity and good luck into the house. It is also believed to ward off evil influences and bring prosperity and good luck into the house.
  8. 9. PADWA There is a theory that the word 'padwa' might have its roots in the Sanskrit word for crop, which is 'Pradurbhu.' The word 'padwa' as used contemporarily means 'New Year'it is celebrated at the end of the Rabi season.The term 'padava' or 'padavo' is also associated with Diwali, another New Year celebration that comes at the end of the harvesting season, thus substantiating the agricultural link to the festival. 
  9. 10. The prasad of Ugadi/Gudi Padwa is the bitter leaves of the neem tree with jaggery.Sometimes, a paste of neem leaves is prepared and mixed with ajwain, gul, tamarind and jaggery. All the members of the family consume this paste, which is believed to purify the blood and strengthen the body's immune system against diseases. 
  10. 11. పచ్చని తోరణాల్లా ఎప్పుడూ మీరు కళకళలాడాలి వెన్నెల్లో హరిణాల్లా వెలుగులతో జలకాలాడాలి
  11. 12. Thank you to balaji sir(H.R.T)