On the occasion of Gudi Padwa, the Maharashtrian New Year, thousands of men and women came out to celebrate the beginning of the New Year, which signifies the welcoming of the spring and falls on the first day of the month of Chaitra according to the lunar calendar.
In pic: Maharashtrian women prepare for the celebration of Marathi new year.
During the festival of Gudi Padwa, people decorate their houses with rangoli and prepare special delicacies such as shrikhand, chana ussal, thalipeeth, etc. A puja is performed in the morning and the Gudi, which is a flag, is decorated with flowers, mangoes and neem leaf with an upturned silver or copper vessel.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis welcomed the New Year with his wife Amruta and daughter Divija. The Fadnavis family was seen celebrating Gudi Padwa at their residence Varsha, located in South Mumbai. Pic/Instagram Devendra Fadnavis
In pic: Devendra and Amruta Fadnavis perform the puja as the two welcome the New Year with their daughter Divija Fadnavis.
In Pic: Amruta Fadnavis took to Instagram to share glimpses of the Gudi Padwa celebrations at her home in Varsha. Amruta donned a grey salwar kameez as she posed for a picture after performing the morning puja in order to welcome the spring season. Pic/Instagram Amruta Fadnavis
Mumbai Congress president and Mumbai North-West Lok Sabha constituency candidate, Milind Deora from Congress welcomed the Maharashtrian New Year in his constituency in South Mumbai. Deora was seen playing the dhol and performing lezim as he celebrated the welcoming of the New Year with the residents of South Mumbai.
Pic/Instagram Milind Deora
In pic: Milind Deora takes to playing lezim while Malkham players show their skills during the Shibha yatra in South Mumbai.
Sitting MP and BJP candidate from Mumbai North Central seat Poonam Mahajan, daughter of former BJP leader Late Pramod Mahajan was seen celebrating Gudi Padwa in Kurla. Poonam even took the Gudi in her hand as she interacted with people on an auspicious day that marks the start of the Maharashtrian New Year. Pic/Twitter Poonam Mahajan
In pic: Poonam Mahajan was seen greeting the participants at Vile Parle Shobha yatra as she was joined by Bollywood actor Sonu Sood who too, graced the celebration of Gudi Padwa.
Mumbai North West Congress Candidate Sanjay Nirupam took part in Gudi Padwa celebration and Shobha yatra in Andheri Lokhandwala. Nirupam was seen interacting with people who had taken part in the Shobha Yatra. Pic/Instagram Sanjay Nirupam
Sanjay Nirupam poses for a picture as participants of the Andheri Gudi Padwa Shobha Yatra take a selfie with the Congress leader. Pic/Instagram Sanjay Nirupam
Actor-turned-politician and Congress candidate from Mumbai North, Urmila Matondkar was seen celebrating the Maharashtrian New Year in Mumbai where she supported the women riders in her constituency. Pic/ANI
In pic: Urmila Matondkar poses for a picture with a man dressed as ravana during the Gudi Padwa celebrations in Mumbai. Pic/ANI
Actress Isha Koppikar who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Union minister Nitin Gadkari took to Twitter to wish her followers a Happy New Year. She shared this throwback picture of herself celebrating Gudi Padwa and wished everyone success in the new year. Pic/Twitter Isha Koppikar
Dr Aparna Bandodkar actively participates in the Girgaon Padwa Shobha yatra and rides her motorcycle with varied themes, thereby promoting the Maharashtrian culture and ringing in the New Year in style. Pic/Instagram Aparna Bandodkar
In pic: Aparna Bandodkar at this years Dudi Padwa celebration at the Girgaon Shobha yatra.
The Girgaon Padwa Shobha Yatra is one of the biggest and oldest Shobha Yatras in Mumbai which witnesses thousands of men and women in taking to the streets and participate in Shobha Yatras. Pic/Instagram Aparna Bandodkar
In pic: Aparna Bandodkar rocks the traditional attire at the Girgaon Shobha yatra during the Gudi Padwa celebrations in Mumbai.
Urmila Matondkar plays lezim as she dances to its tunes during the Gudi Padwa celebrations in Mumbai. Urmila took to Instagram and captioned the picture: "Lazim...sound of Maharashtra..celebrations of the new year...Gudi Padwa!" Pic/Satej Shinde
Mumbaikars welcomed the Maharashtrian New Year in style on occasion of Gudi Padwa, the Maharashtrian New Year which signifies the welcoming of the spring. As the festival comes to an end, we take a look at some of the interesting moments of celebrities and others celebrating the auspicious Maharashtrian 'New Year' across Mumbai. (All Pictures Courtesy/ ANI, Instagram, and Twitter)
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