Gudi Padwa or Gudhi Padwa is the New Year celebrated by Maharashtrians in India and it falls close to new year of other Hindu communities like the people from Karnataka who celebrate the Ugadi New Year.
Gudi Padwa falls on the first day of the Hindu month of Chaitra, according to the LuniSolar calendar, which is March 31 this year. People celebrate the festival by hoisting the Gudi, a special puja and festive delicacies, but some have moved on from celebrating it for lack of understanding of its significance.
The Forum for Hindu Awakening on Facebook has shared the spiritual significance of the Gudi’s hoisting and the correct way to do it. We reshare the forum’s notes and picture with you:
• The tilted position of the Gudi symbolises the activated Sushumna nadi (channel) of the Jiva due to his surrender unto God.
• When the Gudi is raised in a tilted position its capacity to emit the raja predominant frequencies of God increases. Due to which the Jiva benefit from the divine consciousness in the environment for a longer time.
• When the stick is kept on the floor just outside the main entrance, the bottom of the stick touches the ground. The effective downward flow of the sattva frequencies to the floor from the stick prevents the upward flow of distressing frequencies from the ground. Thus the house as well as the atmosphere around the house becomes charged with chaitanya due to the Gudi.
• The copper pot (Kalash) on the Gudi has more capacity to attract and emit the sattvik frequencies related to the higher principles in the universe. The sattvik frequencies emitted from this pot activate the colour particles in the Neem leaves.
• Raja predominant Shiva and Shakti (divine energy) frequencies are emitted from these colour particles in the leaves. The active frequencies at the unmanifest level get transformed into manifest frequencies at the level of the leaves.
• These frequencies are then absorbed by the silk cloth and are emitted in the downward direction as needed.
Happy Gudi Padwa and Happy New Year to everybody!
Photos: Wikimedia Commons and Forum for Hindu Awakening Facebook.