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Chetti Chand (Jhulelal)
Easter Sunday
Ganesh Chaturti
Ganesh Chaturti (Pg. 2)
Ghari Puja
Gudi Padwa
Guru Purnima
Hanuman Jayanti
Laxmi Goddess  of Wealth
Maha Shivratri
Mother's Day
Raksha Bandhan
Ram Navmi
Tara and Mandala
Thread Ceremony



Thought on Gudi Padwa

Thought One Thought Two

Thought One

It is believed that on 'Gudi Padva' :

  1. The Universe was created by Brahma.
  2. Satyuga (The Age of Truth and Justice) began.
  3. King Vali was killed by Rama.Shri Rama returned to Ayodhya victorious.
  4. This is one of the 3 and a half days in the Hindu Lunar calendar, whose every moment is considered auspicious.

The Vedas proclaimed that the year should consist of 12 months and the world has accepted it.

Thought Two

The ‘Gudi’ consists of a wooden stick and a steel ‘loti’ and it symbolizes a flag post.

This flag-post in turn symbolizes the Victory of Shree Ram over the Demon King Ravana .

The Gudi also symbolizes Shree Ram’s triumphant entry into Ayodhya and is erected in homes as a mark of triumph of good over evil.

A bitter-sweet mixture of neem leaves, jaggery and jeera is consumed early in the morning.

The ladies dress in their traditional finery, purchase golden items, adorn their homes with orange flowers and jubilantly usher in peace and harmony on this day, their New Year’s.


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