Gudhi padva chi Shobhayatra @ Charni Road
Gudhi Padva (Marathi: गुढी पाडवा), is the Sanskrit name for Chaitra Shukla Pratipada.It is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year according to the Hindu calendar.
The word Padva is derived from the Sanskrit word Pratipada i.e. first day after new moon day. A Guḍhī is hoisted on this occasion giving this festival its name. The term Padva is also associated with Balipratipada the third day of Diwali which is another celebration that comes at the end of the harvesting season.On Gudhi Padva, a Gudi is found sticking out of a window or otherwise prominently displayed in traditional Maharashtrian households. Bright green or yellow cloth adorned with brocade (zari) tied to the tip of a long bamboo over which gaathi (sugar crystals), neem leaves, a twig of mango leaves and a garland of red flowers is tied. A silver or copper pot is placed in the inverted position over it. Altogether, it is called as Gudhi. It is hoisted outside the house, in a window, terrace or a high place so that everybody can see it.