The city on Monday came out to celebrate Gudi Padwa, which is the Maharashtrian New Year and falls on the first day of the month of Chaitra according to the lunar calendar. It is celebrated by people in new clothes dancing and singing. Women and children also draw and paint intricate rangoli designs using vibrant colours, in keeping with the spirit of the festival, on their doorsteps.
A Maharashtrian woman dressed in traditional attire celebrates Gudi Padwa festival in Mumbai.
A child dressed in traditional attire participates in a procession to celebrate "Gudi Padwa" in Mumbai.
Drummers in traditional attire play around a rangoli during a procession celebrating 'Gudi Padwa' in Mumbai on Monday.
People dressed in traditional attire dance during a procession to celebrate "Gudi Padwa".
A vendor holds up miniature 'Gudis' (Lord Brahma’s flag) for sale during a procession celebrating 'Gudi Padwa' in Mumbai on Monday.
A woman at the Shobha Yatra' that was taken out to welcome the New Year on occasion of Gudi Padwa.
MNS Lok Sabha contestant from south Mumbai Bala Nandgaonkar plays the Gajar Dhol during ‘Gudi Padwa’ celebrations at Mumbai’s Grigaum area on Monday
Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray participates in ‘Gudi Padwa’ celebrations at Mumbai’s Grigaum area on Monday
Hundreds gather to celebrate Gudi Padva in Girgaum as drums add their unique charm to the festival. PIC/Bipin Kokate
In Vile Parle, it’s an environmental twist. PIC/ Pradeep Dhivar
At Lalbaug, the New Year was brought in with a dhol band belting it out. PIC/ Suresh KK
100 years of the Indian film industry was the highlight at Girgaum. PIC/Bipin Kokate
Women perform zimma phugdi at Girgaum during the Gudi Padva celebrations. PIC/Bipin Kokate
In Dombivili, it was a spectacle all the way to celebrate Gudi Padva. PIC/Atul Kamble
A woman snaps a small boy dressed in traditional attire. PIC/ Sameer Markande
Women in Dombivili wear turbans, nine-yard saris and ride bikes as part of the Gudi Padva parade. PIC/ Atul Kamble