Maharashtrians all set to celebrate Gudi Padwa with great zeal

Maharashtrians all set to celebrate Gudi Padwa with great zeal

Mumbai: As a string of harvest festivals began in Maharashtra from today onwards several families across Maharashtra brought in the New Year with traditional prayers around the Gudi Padwa.Celebrated on the first day of the Hindu month of Chaitra, people clean their houses and decorate the entrance with intricate rangoli designs, mango leaves and marigold flowers on Gudi Padwa. A gudi (banner) with a swastika-marked pot and silk cloth at prominent places in front of each house is also raised to mark the day. Governor of Maharashtra K. Sankaranarayanan also greeted people on the occasion. However, people dressed in their finest traditional clothes and women were seen draped in special nine yards sarees

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