Gudi Padwa, the Maharashtrian New Year will be celebrated on 28 March 2017. The festival falls in the month of Chaitra and marks the beginning of spring season. History of Gudi Padwa dates back in the time of King Shalivahana who fought against the sakas and celebrated the victory by hoisting a gudi which was a cloth, flown like a flag over a pole.
Gudi Padwa is also known as Ugadi in Karnataka. On the day of Gudi, Padwa people cook delicious dishes like puran puli, poori shrikhand and traditionally have neem with jaggery. Gudis are up for sale in the market. It ranges from Rs 60 – Rs 300. Since we can’t mount bigger gudis on the windows, small size gudis are also made which is garnering people’s attention stated gudi seller, Renuka.