With the celebration of Gudi Padwa 2021 today, in different parts of the country, this festival marks the beginning of the new year. This auspicious day signifies a lucky day to buy new things. It is a popular culture of Maharashtra celebrated during the spring season. It is also at the onset of the harvest season and the new beginning for Hindus countrywide. Gudi Padwa coincides with Chaitra Navratri that is widely celebrated in North India.
Gudi Padwa celebration countrywide
People in Maharashtra celebrate Gudi Padwa with great enthusiasm and joy to celebrate the new beginning. They decorate their house and make sure to begin a new celebration by buying new things and preparing festive dishes. Dishes of sugar savory are prepared in every household to cherish this festival. Simple and healthy sweets are very famous during this season which can be prepared at home.
The story behind Gudi Padwa
Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of a new era and the New Hindu Lunar calendar. The festival of Gudi Padwa is celebrated countrywide and there is tremendous joy in regards to it. According to Mythology, it is believed that Brahma, the creator began the creation of the Cosmos on this day and then created days, months, and years and other vital elements of nature-based on the movement of stars and planets. This is considered a “lucky day” by many people countrywide. Considering this as a new beginning and auspicious day, many tend to start out a new venture on this day. This makes them feel blessed and successful for a better future. Great events have occurred on this auspicious day of Gudi Padwa.
The tradition followed on Gudi Padwa is good for health benefits
On this day of Gudi Padwa, many people in India get up early in the morning before sunrise and start their day with holy bath oil before they start wearing new clothes. This tradition of holy bath oil and warm water is called ABHYANJANA. This signifies a health practice is Ayurveda which is considered a therapeutic and relaxing way to maintain good health. This should be included in your daily routine as it completely de-stresses you and gets you future-ready to kick start up your mornings with a relaxed, fresh, energetic mood. Including some medicated oil or aromatherapy is great for your body and mind. This practice daily will help in improving your immunity, skin texture, and longevity. If you cannot practice it daily, start by practicing it twice a week and check the benefits it.
Gudi Padwa sweet-savory kick starts your morning
Gudi Padwa season spreads the benefits of unity and different shades of happiness. It ushers the new year and fills the heart with joy and contentment. Now, let’s talk about the benefits of the sweet-savory during the Gudi Padwa season and festivals. In this season, raw mangoes spread the aroma of happiness and sweetness around. Many people also indulge in jaggery which is good for health. Jaggery from a fresh crop of sugarcane adds typical flavor to all dishes made during this festive season of Gudi Padwa. The sweet-savory prepared during the Gudi Padwa is made of jaggery, fresh raw mango pieces, neem leaves and flowers, and a dash of tamarind. This truly reflects life with sweet, sour, and bitter experiences.
The health benefits of the sweet-savory of Gudi PadwaAntioxidant properties Natural antibiotic Provides immunity Positive energy with the sweetness of the jaggery Release of “feel-good hormones” Motivation and good mental health