March 18, 2018 4:42:04 pm
India is a land of festivals and no celebration is complete without beautiful decoration, family get-togethers and sumptuous meals. This weekend, parts of India is celebrating the regional new year amid much joy and festivity. As people in Maharashtra celebrate Gudi Pawda with full fervour, a giant rangoli was unveiled in Thane recently to mark the happy occasion. As many as 70 artists put their efforts for whopping nine hours to create an enormous Rangoli spreading across 18,000 sq. ft. For the intricate and vibrant artwork, more than 900kg of powdered colours was used to make the rangoli at Thane’s Gaondevi Maidan.
Gudi Padwa is a popular festival in Maharashtra and the Konkan area, and this year it falls on March 18. The festival celebrated on the first day of Chaitra, also known as Chaitra Shukla Pratipada according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar.
Beautiful, isn’t it?
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