Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Wednesday joined the Gudi Padwa celebrations in Thane city to welcome the beginning of the traditional Marathi new year.
The festival is being celebrated with enthusiasm and pomp in Mumbai and other parts of the state with people hoisting “gudis” at their houses which is considered auspicious and believed to bring good luck and fortune.
#WATCH | Maharashtra: Gudi Padwa is being celebrated in the state. Visuals of vibrant celebrations from Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/wLHdRDUvyP
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The word ‘Gudi’ or ‘Gudhi’ means a flag and ‘Padwa’ is Pratipada is the first day of the new moon phase. Farmers celebrate the festival to mark the beginning of the new harvest season.
Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis told ANI , After Covid, we are celebrating this festival with great enthusiasm, I wish everyone a very happy #GudiPadwa