GUDI PADWA`2011 CELEBRATED @ SHIRDI
04th April`2011 A Sai Devotee from Kolkata Shri.Ashok Jaiswal beautifully decorated the Samadhi Mandir with flowers. Two Sai Devotees Shri.Mukesh Gupta from Delhi and Shri.Amit Bajaj from Bangalore donated two Tata Winger Ambulances to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi on the occasion of Gudi Padwa. ---- Gudi Padwa (Marathi New Year) is the first Holy festival which marks the beginning of the New Year for the Hindus. It is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar. i.e. first day after new moon day (Amavasya). A Gudi is also erected on this occasion giving this festival its name. It is known as Gudi Padwa (in Maharashtra), Ugadi (in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh). In other parts of country it is celebrated during Nau Roz (Kashmir), Baisakhi (Punjab), Cheti Chand (Sindhi), Naba Barsha (Bengal), Goru Bihu (Assam), Puthandu (Tamil Nadu), Vishu (Kerala). On this very day Lord Brahma created the Universe and the waves consisting of the fire principle (Tej tatva) and the creative Prajapati waves are activated on a large scale. The Divine consciousness emanating during sunrise, absorbed at that time lasts longer. This consciousness is stored in the body cells and is used as required. Hence the Gudi should be worshipped within 5-10 minutes after sunrise. Therefore for Hindus, this day carries special importance. The day is celebrated with an auspicious bath, followed by decorating the doorway with a 'toran', performing ritualistic worship and hoisting the Gudi. This festival was observed by Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan on 04th April`2011. On this auspicious occasion, Chief Executive Officer of Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shri.Kishore More & Smt.Manjushri More performed Gudi Pooja and also performed Samadhi Pooja and Pada Pooja at Samadhi Mandir.
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