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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Gudhi Padwa Tips!!

Gudhi Padwa Special !!

Gudhi is raised on the Maharashtrian New Year Day. Raising the Gudhi early morning of Gudhi Padwa marks the beginning of the Marathi New Year. It is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra month in the lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

The Gudi is made of neem leaves, gaathis (Sweet made of jaggery), a copper pot, a piece of cloth and a long wooden stick.

With Gudhi Padwa just around the corner and you are gearing up for a fun celebration with friends and family. But you are still wondering how to make it special and different from last year. Here are a few tips to make your Gudhi Padwa creative and homely! You can make miniature models of Gudhi and hang it on the curtain rods or near the showcase in living room or keep at your desk at office or home. Also you can keep next to Devghar (where god is placed)

Method to make a Miniature Desk Gudhi:

1. Take a small Bamboo or stick or straw or pencil.

2. Wrap the decorative ribbon on it.

3. Tie a small piece of decorative cloth at one end of the stick like a flag.

4. Place a small copper or silver or steel or brass pot on top of the Gudhi.

5. Place a garland of flowers on the top and decorate with neem leaves.

6. Then tie the sweet made of jaggery i.e. called gaathis on the stick.

Draw Beautiful Rangoli designs: There is nothing more auspicious than waking up in the morning and decorating your doorstep to welcome your guests for the day.

Decorate your house: You can put flowers toran on the main door.

Make different sweet, drinks and dish (chitra month special) :

Sweets form an integral part of every Indian festival.

You can also make Chaitra Month special recipes like

Spend a little! Gudi Padwa is considered as an auspicious day to buy new articles for your homes. Let the feeling of prosperity seep in!

Make gifts at home: The main thing that separates handmade gifts from the gifts bought from stores is the thought behind it. Make your own personalised gifts for your loved ones and they will definitely appreciate you for the hard work and love that you have put into the gift!

Wishing you all a Very Happy Gudhi Padwa!!

Happy Marathi New Year!!