Gudhipadva is the beginning of the new Hindu year. It is one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar. This festival is celebrated with different names in various parts of India such as - Ugadi, pāḍavo, Yugadi, Samvatsaradi, Cheti Chand, and Navreh.
This festival has historical as well as natural importance. Many flowering plants and trees bloom at this time of year indicating the beginning of the Spring season.