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Gudi Padwa and Ugadi in Mauritius

In Mauritius, Gudi Padwa and Ugadi is celebrated in all tradition. The New Year is an occasion for Hindu people to gather together and share the new beginning of hope and success. In 2022, Ugadi and Gudi Padwa will be celebrated on April 2.

Chamouny Vishwanath Mandir in Chamouny Village is an important temple that celebrates Gudi Padwa.

All Marathi Associations and important government heads will be present during the celebrations.

Ugadi festival is celebrated with lot of fervor in Mauritius, especially by the Hindus. It marks the traditional New Year Day. This festival is known as Ugadi for people having Telugu and Kannada tradition, whereas it is known as Gudi Padva for Marathi and Goan tradition. It marks the harvest season.

The festival is observed Chaitra Suddha Padyami, the first day of the bright fortnight in the month of Chaitra. It is a day of great joy and happiness. There is a strong belief that this day's happenings foreshadow the course of events in the entire year head. Everybody in the house gets up early in the morning takes an oil bath and puts on the finest dress. Visit the nearby temple and taking blessing from the deities, gurus and elders. Special delicacies are prepared for the occasion.

Neem leaves, neem flowers, unripe mangoes are used to prepare various delicacies.