The citizens have geared up to celebrate the festival of Gudi Padwa which is also the first day of the New Year (Chaitra Suddha Pratipada) according to the Hindu calendar.
The Gudhi, depicting happiness and prosperity will be mounted atop doors and windows in a traditional way to mark the festival.
The Lunosolar New Year commences on the first day of Chaitra. On this day, the sun rises in the first phase of Mesha Rashi (Aries). It is called Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra. This day commemorates the creation of the Universe by Brahma.
On this very day, Lord Rama entered Ayodhya after vanquishing Dashanan Ravan. Shalivahan, the Shatavahan King celebrated his victory over the Shakas on this day. The Gudi, erected on all Marathi households on Chaitra Padwa symbolizes the Brahma Dhwaja, the flag of Brahma.
Various events have been organised in Nashik city and politicians are also trying to cash in the event for increasing interaction with the voters.
Swagat yatras to create voter awareness
Voter awareness is going to be undertaken in various Swagat Yatras through placards, banners and posters to be held in all parts of the city.
The muhurats are as follows:
Although Padwa is considered one of the most auspicious days, there are some special muhurats which are- 6.30 am to 8 am (Amrut), 9.30 am to 11 am (Shubh), 3.30 pm to 5 pm (Labh), 5pm to 6.30 pm (Amrut) and 11 pm to 12.30 pm (Labh).
A fair is held in Satpur village on the occasion of Gudi Padwa every year. The Trimbak road from Rathi signal (ITI signal) to Satpur village and back will be closed from 2pm to 9pm for all vehicles. People are appealed to use the road from Rathi signal to Satpur via MIDC road, Perfect Circle, Taparia Tools and Mahindra Circle. Police vehicles, ambulances and emergency service vehicles have been exempted from this restriction.