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Maharashtra celebrates Gudi Padwa festival

Gudhi Padva, is the Marathi name for Chaitra Shukla Pratipada, which is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year.

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Gudi Padwa, also known as Ugadhi in Telugu, is a Maharashtrian festival, celebrated on the first day of Chaitra month to mark the beginning of New Year as per a Hindu calendar. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar celebrates Gudi Padwa with his wife Anjali. (Source: Facebook)

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Gudi Padwa is also considered as the harvest festival. This is also the time when mangoes and fruits are harvested. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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Maharashtrian women performing to welcome the Hindu New Year on occasion of Gudi Padwa. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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People dressed in traditional attire take out a procession to celebrate Gudi Padwa. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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The tradition of buying something precious on this day is considered to be auspicious and Gudi Padwa also marks the start of the harvest season. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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Maharashtrian women performing to welcome the Hindu New Year on occasion of Gudi Padwa. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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Maharashtrians dressed in traditional costumes attend celebrations to mark the Gudi Padwa festival in Mumbai. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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According to the Brahma Purana, this is the day on which Brahma created the world after the deluge and time began to tick from this day forth. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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A grand procession on the occasion of Marathi new year "Gudi Padwa", at Girgaon on Saturday. (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)