PORTRAITS FROM GUDI PADWA SHOBAYATRA IN HYDERABAD 2019

Gudi Padwa is a spring-time festival that marks the traditional new year for Marathi Hindus.

The festival is observed with colorful floor decorations called rangoli, a special Gudi flag (garlanded with flowers,mango and neem leaves, covered with a reversed silver or copper vessel), street processions, dancing and festive foods.

Gudi Padva signifies the arrival of spring and to the reaping of Rabi crops.

The festival is linked to the mythical day on which Hindu god Brahma created time and universe.

To some, it signifies the return of Rama in Ayodhya after his victory over evil Ravana, or the start of Shalivahan calendar after he defeated the Huns invasion during the 1st century.

On April 06th 2019 there was a Gudipadwa Shoba Yatra in Hyderabad conducted by the Marathis Association in Hyderabad. Here by presenting you couple of portraits clicked by me during the yatra.