Maharashtrian New Year which is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New Year according to the Hindu calendar. The Gudi Padwa is celebrated throughout the state of Maharashtra with much pomp and fervor. People dress up in new and traditional attire, clean their houses, and make rangolis and offer sweets and other delicacies to the Hindu Gods and Goddesses and to their loved ones. On the day of Gudi Padwa people decorate the Gudi with red, yellow or orange coloured cloth and hoist it at a height. The Gudi is then covered with a copper or silver vessel. The festival marks the beginning of the harvest and of spring season.

When the entire state is celebrating Gudi Padwa how can our Bollywood celebrities be behind? Many celebs of Maharastrian lineage like Sonali Bendre, Madhuri Dixit, Riteish Deshmukh, Amruta Khanvilkar, Urmila Kothare, Sai Tamhankar, Mithila Palkar shared their pictures on their Instagram page in their traditional attire. The women were complete with the ‘nauvari sari’ and nose pin whereas the men were looking dashing in ‘kurta pyjama’ and turbans. Urmila Kothare shared a lovely picture of doing aarti of the Gudi with her husband Adinath Kothare. Madhuri Dixit Nene shared a pic of hers in all traditional finery with the words, “Sarwanna Gudhipadwyachya ani Nawin varshachya hardik shubhecha. Happy Gudi Padwa!”Riteish Deshmukh also wished his fans and followers on the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa. He wrote on his Instagram, “तुम्हाला व तुमच्या परिवारास गुढीपाडवा व नवीन वर्षाच्या हार्दिक हार्दिक शुभेच्छा !!! Happy new year”

Check out the amazing photos shared by stars:

1. Madhuri Dixit Nene
Madhuri Dixit greeted everyone on Instagram in Marathi and wished everyone a Happy Gudi Padwa.

Sarwanna Gudhipadwyachya ani Nawin varshachya hardik shubhecha. Happy Gudi Padwa!

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2.Riteish Deshmukh
Riteish Deshmukh also wished everyone on the festival and gave wishes for the New Year.

Gudi PadwaA post shared by Riteish Deshmukh (@riteishd) on


3.Urmila Kothare
Urmila Kothare the trained Kathak dancer shared her picture where stating, “Preping up for Gudhi Padwa…” She wished everyone on the New Year.

#GudhiPadwa celebrations with @punetimes Happy Gudhi Padwa to all

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Preping up for Gudhi Padwa…A post shared by Urmila Kothare (@urmilakothare) on


4.Mithila Palkar
Mithila Palkar wished everyone on Gudi Padwa. She wrote on her Instagram, “मराठी नवीन वर्षाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा! हे वर्ष तुम्हा सर्वांना सुखाचं, समृद्धीचं व भरभराटीचं जावो हीच सदिच्छा! Happy Gudi Padwa, everybody! “


5.Sonali Bendre
Sonali Bendre wished everyone on Instagram with these words, “Absolutely love this adorably tiny Gudi I received today! Traditionally, #GudiPadwa is the Maharashtrian New Year, and the Gudi is believed to ward off evil and invite prosperity and good luck into the house.
Wishing everyone a very happy Gudi Padwa!”


6.Saie Tamhankar
Saie Tamhankar did not share a picture attired in a sari but she chose an anarkali for the occasion. She wished everyone a Happy Gudi Padva!


7.Amruta Khanvilkar
Amruta Khanvilkar shared her picture with the Gudi in the background.

गुढीपाडवा म्हणजे मराठी नवीन वर्षाची सुरुवात.. आपली संस्कृती जपणारा आणि मोठ्या धमाक्यात साजरा होणाऱ्या गुडीपाडवाच्या तुम्हाला सगळ्यांना मनःपूर्वक शुभेच्छा! नवीन वर्षाचे स्वागत करताना मागच्या वर्षीच्या गोड आठवणी घेऊन पुढचं वर्ष हसत मुखाने सुखात साजरं करा. हे नवीन वर्ष तुम्हां सर्वांना सुखसमृद्धी आणि भरभराटीचं जावो. त्याच सोबत #2MAD च्या गुढीपाडवा स्पेशल एपिसोड चे काही क्षण मी तुमच्या सोबत Share करत आहे…… #happygudipadwa in advance

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Gudi Padwa is one of the most important and major festivals of Maharashtra. People make puran poli, shrikhand, puri bhaji, gulab jamun and other delicious food on this day. Gudi Padwa, Ugadi and Cheti Chand is celebrated on the same day. This time it has coincided with the start of Chaitra Navratra.