Gudi Padwa or Gudhi Padva is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra month. In 2018, Gudi Padwa date is March 18. 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 2018 in other countries
Gudipadva 2018 in USA (United States of America) and Canada – March 18
Ugadi and Gudi Padva 2018 in UAE and other Gulf countries, Europe, and Africa – March 18
Gudi Padva date in Australia and New Zealand – March 18
Ugadi 2018 and Gudi Padwa date in Singapore and Malaysia – March 18
Panchang, 18 March 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:36 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:33
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)07:07 Chandrastama (Moonset)19:27
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 18:31
Nakshatra Uttara Bhadrapada – 20:10
Yoga Shukla – 19:20
Karana Bava – 18:31
Skipped Karana : Balava – 30:15*
Purnimanta Month Chaitra
Amavasyanta Month Chaitra
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 17:03 – 18:33
Gulika Kalam: 15:34 – 17:03
Yama Gandam: 12:35 – 14:04
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Meena
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Meena
Amrita Kalam 15:17 – 16:54
Abhijit: 12:11 – 12:59
Time to Avoid
Durmuhurthams: 16:57 – 17:45
In 2017, Gudi Padwa date was March 28.