Gudi Padwa and Ugadi New Year Date On Friday 8 April 2016

Ugadi celebration Telugu New Year

Gudi Padwa celebration Marathi New Year

Ugadi Timings
Telugu Samvatsara 2073 Begins
Pratipada Tithi Begins = 16:53 on 7/Apr/2016
Pratipada Tithi Ends = 13:05 on 8/Apr/2016

Gudhi Padva (Marathi: गुढी पाडवा Guḍhī Pāḍavā; Telugu ఉగాది Ugadi; Kannada: ಯುಗಾದಿ Yugadi)

Ugadi or Yugadi is celebrated as the first day of the year by people of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. On this day new Samvatsara, which is cycle of sixty years, starts. All sixty Samvatsara are identified by unique name.

Happy Ugadi

Ugadi is celebrated as Gudi Padwa by the people of Maharashtra. Both Ugadi and Gudi Padwa are celebrated on the same day.

Gudi Padwa is the first Holy Hindu festival which falls on April 8, 2016 and marks the beginning of Hindu New Year. It is said that on this auspicious day, Lord Brahma created the Universe. Devotees celebrate the day by taking an auspicious bath, which is then followed by decorating the doorway with a neem leaves also known as toran and then performing and decorating the Gudhi.

Ugadi is New Year according to Luni-Solar calendar. Luni-Solar calendars consider the position of the Moon and the position of the Sun to divide the year into months and days. The counter-part of Luni-Solar calendar is Solar calendar which considers only position of the Sun to divide the year into months and days. Because of that Hindu New Year is celebrated twice in the year with different names and at two different times of the year. The Hindu New Year based on Solar calendar is known as Puthandu in Tamil Nadu, Bihu in Assam, Vaisakhi in Punjab, Pana Sankranti in Orissa and Naba Barsha in West Bengal.

The day begins with ritual oil-bath followed by prayers. Oil bath and eating Neem leaves are must rituals suggested by scriptures. North Indians don’t celebrate Ugadi but start nine days Chaitra Navratri Puja on the same day and also eat Neem with Mishri on the very first day of Navratri.

Gudi Padwa Wishes:

This Gudi Padwa, may you be blessed with good fortune as long as Ganeshji’s trunk, wealth and prosperity as big as his stomach, happiness as sweet as his ladoos and may your trouble be as small as his mouse.
May your hate for your enemies fade away, May the darkness around you become lighter, May this day bring joy, health and prosperity to you and your family.
Happy Gudi Padwa 2016
Happy Marathi New Year 2016