Gudi Padva (Ugadi)


Gudi Padva carries special importance in the Hindu religions as it is said that on this very day Lord Brahma created the Universe. The day is celebrated with an auspicious bath, followed by decorating the doorway and performing ritualistic worship. Gudi Padva is celebrated as Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The day, begins with ritual showers (oil bath) followed by puja to the Almighty. Houses are decorated with Mango Leaves and Rangoli and everyone in the family wear new clothes and celebrate the festival by wishing each other New Year greetings.