Today, 11 April 2013 is Gudi Padwa, Marathi New Year. It is also celebrated as Samvatsar Padvo or Konkain New Year day in Goa. It falls on the first day of Chaitra Maas in Hindu calendar.
Gudi Padwa 2013 marks the beginning of Vijaya Naam Samvatsar in Hindu calendar, 1935 year in Shalivahan Shaka, 2070 year in Vikram Samvat calendar.
Gudi Padwa is also referred to as ‘Sade Teen Muhurat‘, one of the three and half best muhurats in Hindu Astrology. Other muhurats are – Akshaya Tritiya, Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra) and Kartik Shukla Pratipada.