Several Bollywood celebrities took to their social media on Saturday to wish their fans and friends Happy Gudhi Padwa, a springtime festival that marks the traditional New Year for Marathis and Konkani Hindus. Urmila Matondkar took to her twitter handle and posted a picture while doing Lavani dance:
"Celebrating the festival and the traditions of Gudi Padwa with my friends of Swanand Yoga Group, Charkop. #AapliMumbaichiMulagi," she tweeted. Bhumi Pednekar too posted her picture on Twitter with the caption: til gudd ghyaa,godd' godd' bolaa #HappyGudiPadwa #GoodMorning #marathimulghi #happynewyear
Amitabh Bachchan also sent out his wishes to his fans, family and friends and tweeted: T 3143 - Happy Gudi Padwa greetings .. greetings too for Chaitr - Shukl , for the Navratre to follow .. for the beginning of a new year as per our ancient Calendar ! The streets of Mumbai are jam-packed with processions, dancing and festive foods to welcome the Hindu near with joy and happiness. Also, the houses are decorated with colourful rangolis, a special Gudhi flag with flowers, mango and Neem leaves topped with upturned silver or copper vessel.
(With inputs from agencies.)