The celebration of festival ‘Gudi Padwa’ heralds the beginning of Maharashtrian New Year. This year it’s celebrated on 28th of March, Tuesday. People in regions and castes celebrate this auspicious day. Popularly known as Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh, Yugadi in Karnataka and celebrated as Cheti-Chand by the Sindhi community. Gudi Padwa also marks the end of Rabi season and, thus is a Harvest festival too for farmers. Mythologically, it’s believed that Lord Brahma created the Universe on this day. It is one of the three and a half days in the Hindu calendar when each and every moment of the day is auspicious. We can find the traditional ‘gudhi’ hoisted on the Maharashtrian homes. Let’s welcome the New Year with our traditional Maharashtrian food. Shrikhand , Amrakhand poori, puran poli, Vermicelli kheer and basundi are among the prominent items on this day. You can also make sheera and lapsi to treat your sweet taste buds even more. The best is you can try Basundi with the twist of available fruits eg. Sitaphal basundi and Mango basundi. Below is the list shared handpicked recipes for the festival of Gudi Padwa. Let this be a delightful year, filled with delightful things in each of its days.
Wish you and your near and dear ones a very Happy Padwa.