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Messages To Wish on Gudi Padwa/Ugadi/Cheti Chand!

In different parts of India, Hindu New Year is known as 'Varsha Pratipada,' 'Ugadi,' or 'Gudi Padwa.' It is celebrated in March or April. According to the Hindu lunar calendar, it marks the start of a new year. The festival is celebrated with great zeal and fervour throughout India, particularly in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Goa.

Ugadi, also known as Gudi Padwa, is observed on the first day of Chaitra month, the first month of the Hindu lunar calendar.

'Ugadi' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Yugadi,' which means 'the start of a new era.' People clean and decorate their homes, put on new clothes, and prepare traditional delicacies on this day. The day begins with a ritual bath, followed by a visit to the temple to seek godly blessings. People also pray to their ancestors in order to obtain their blessings for a prosperous future.

The festival is known as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, and it is celebrated by hoisting a Gudi, which is a decorated bamboo stick with a colourful cloth and a flower garland. The Gudi is hung outside the house as a victory symbol, and it is said to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck.

The term 'Cheti Chand' is derived from two words: 'Cheti,' which refers to the first month of the Hindu lunar calendar, and 'Chand,' which refers to the moon. The festival is thought to have begun with the spiritual leader of the Sindhi community, Jhulelal, who was born on this day.

Here are a few messages wishing on Ugadi/Gudi Padwa/ Cheti Chand:

  1. This Ugadi, may your new year be filled with laughter, joy, and fulfilment.

  2. I hope the lights of Ugadi bring you light and warmth. I wish you a joyous Ugadi!

  3. May you be blessed with happiness, prosperity, and success on this auspicious day of Gudi Padwa. Happy Gudi Padwa!

  4. Sending you my warmest Cheti Chand greetings and best wishes for a prosperous and blessed year ahead.

In conclusion, the start of a new year is celebrated in India with a variety of customs and traditions. Religious rituals, family gatherings, feasting, and joyful activities are frequently observed during the celebrations.

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