Gudi Padwa or Gudhi Padva is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra month. In 2020, Gudi Padwa date is March 25. This festival is observed as New Year Day by Maharashtrians and Hindu Konkains. Gudi Padva is also known as Samvatsar Padvo or Yugadi.
Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka people celebrate this festival as Ugadi or Yugadi or Telugu and Kannada New Years Day. Sindhi people celebrate their New Years Day, Cheti Chand on the same day.
It is believed on the same day, the legendary King Shalivahana defeated Sakas in battle. Gudi Padwa is known as Samsar Padvo or Sansar Padva in Goa.
Gudi Padwa, the first day of Marthi Calendar, marks the beginning of the Vasant rithu (spring season). It is believed that on Gudhi Padwa day, Lord Brahma created the world after Maha Pralay (deluge). It is mentioned in the Brahma Purana.
This is one of the ‘Sade-Teen Muhurat, 3 and half days of most auspicious muhurats in Hindu Panchang.
Gudi Padwa 2020 in other countries
Gudipadva 2020 in USA (United States of America) and Canada – March 25
Ugadi and Gudi Padva 2020 in UAE and other Gulf countries, Europe, and Africa – March 25
Gudi Padva date in Australia and New Zealand – March 25
Ugadi 2020 and Gudi Padwa date in Singapore and Malaysia – March 25
Panchang, 25 March 2020
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:29 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:36
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)07:07 Chandrastama (Moonset)19:32
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 17:26
Nakshatra Revati – Full Night
Yoga Brahma – 15:37
Karana Balava – Full Night
Purnimanta Month Chaitra
Amavasyanta Month Chaitra
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 12:32 – 14:03
Gulika Kalam: 11:02 – 12:32
Yama Gandam: 08:00 – 09:31
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Meena
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Meena
Amrita Kalam 28:34* – 30:22*
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 17:47 – 19:35
Durmuhurthams: 12:08 – 12:57
Gudi Padwa in Previous Years
In 2019, Gudi Padwa date is April 6.
In 2018, Gudi Padwa date was March 18.
In 2017, Gudi Padwa date was March 28.