Gudi Padwa: Auspicious day in Hindu/Indian culture known as Chaitra Shuddha Pratipada and the New Year Start as Hindu Calender
Gudi Padwa (Gudhi Padava or गुडी पाडवा) is a festival celebrated in whole India as Hindu new year.It is celebrated as per Panchagana Moharat, Specificaly it comes after the fifteen days of the Festival Holi. This Festival celebrated on the first day of the Hindu calender month Chaitra which is also called as the Chaitra Shuddha Pratipada. It is saying that on this auspicious day lord Bhramha Has created this universe and the satyuga has been started. This day is also the first day of Chaitra Navratri and Ghatasthapana also known as Kalash Sthapana is done on this day.
It is known as Gudhi Padwa (in Maharashtra), Ugadi (in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh). [In other parts of country it is celebrated during Nau Roz (Kashmir), Baisakhi (Punjab), Cheti Chand (Sindhi), Naba Barsha (Bengal), Goru Bihu (Assam), Puthandu (Tamil Nadu), Vishu (Kerala)
The Word Gudi Padwa has its own specific meaning behind it, the word Padwa comes from the word Paddava whose Sanskrit meaning is is Prathama which meaning the First. This stands for the first day of the bright phase odf the moon called Pratipada in Sanskrit This day is also the first day of Chaitra Navratri and Ghatasthapana also known as Kalash Sthapana is done on this day.
New Year Must be celebrated on Gudi Padwa:
As we are the followers of the Hindi Culture or the Indian Culture which is completely depends on the Hindu calender. So, Why we celebrate the 1st January as the New Year and Gudi Padwa as just a festival. As per our culture and calender this is the right day to celebrate the new year. 1st January is the new year as per the western culture and the calender so we must have to celebrate our new year on this auspicious day of Gudi Padwa Which is also known as the Chaitra Shuddha Pratipada in term of the Panchagana.
Scientific Reason behind the Gudi Padwa:
The auspicious day Gudi Padwa celebrated on the begins of the Hindu Month Chaitra , Which called the Chaitra Shuddha Pratipada. On this day Lord Bhramha Has created this universe.
Rising Gudi on this day has its cultural and the scientific reason behind it, The correct time to rising Gudi is 5-10 min after the sunrise which state the belief and the utilization of the long rays reach to the earth and which has power of blessing. scientifically it is proven on the basis of fire principle (Tej tatva) and the creative Prajapati waves are activated on a large scale. The Divine consciousness emanating during sunrise, absorbed at that time lasts longer. This consciousness is stored in the body cells and is used as required. Hence the Gudi should be worshiped within 5-10 minutes after sunrise.
Prayer for Gudi Padwa:
'O Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu ! Please enable me to absorb the Principle of Creation and the Fire Principle present in the atmosphere. Let the Divine consciousness present in these principles be preserved constantly. Let the energy thus received, be used for my spiritual practice.'