Ugadi / Gudi Padwa- Celebrating New Beginnings!
Ugadi or Gudi Padwa marks the celebration of a new calendar year, new beginnings, new hopes, and new blessings. This festival usually comes in late March or early April. While it is celebrated in the name of ‘UGADI’ in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, it is called ‘GUDI PADWA’ in Maharashtra.
Lord Brahma, the God of creation, is considered the legend behind Ugadi or Gudi Padwa. It is a common belief that Lord Brahma initiated creation on this auspicious occasion. The nine-day-long Vasant Navaratri begins on this day and ends on Rama Navami.
“UGADI PACHADI” is the most special element of the festival, a popular dish traditionally prepared on Ugadi. This dish is a composition of six different tastes namely sweet, sour, bitter, spicy, salt, and tangy. It signifies that we must accept the different flavors that life has in store for us.
“THE TRADITIONAL GUDI”, a decorative silk cloth along with flowers and mango leaves tied to a bamboo stick with a sacred Kalash on top is hoisted. This Gudi (flag) symbolizes victory and is hoisted in the entrances of every home in Maharashtra.
Commemorating Ugadi with Gifts:
On this auspicious day, in addition to decorating homes and preparing delicious dishes, people present gifts and return gifts to their near and dear ones. We know how many of you are thinking about what gifts or return gifts to pick and from where!!
Here are some of the gifts and return gifts from Wedtree that you can pick to cheer up your new year celebration.
- Paduka boxes: A divine gift option that is budget-friendly and thoughtful too. Wedtree has a unique collection of Paduka Prayer boxes that are an ideal gift pick for Ugadi or any other auspicious occasion.
- Kumkum holders: We have an incredible range of wonderful Kumkum holders and boxes in German silver, zinc alloy, and fiber plastic. Explore our collection and find some extremely delightful return gifts!
- Tanjore paintings: Tanjore paintings are an absolute prized possession which is a timeless gift you can offer to your loved ones. Flip through our collection to find some mind-blowing Tanjore paintings and a lot of amazing gift options!
Heartiest Ugadi wishes from Wedtree to you and your family!
May this Ugadi fill your life with good health, happiness, and fortune.
Make it a memorable one for yourself and your guests with Wedtree’s return gifts and revel in the joy of gifting to yourself and your loved ones!!
YUGADI HABBADA SHUBHASHAYAGALU!
GUDI PADVACHYA HARDIK SHUBHECHA!