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#Swagger! Enfield girls bring in Gudi Padwa

By Hitesh Harisinghani
Last updated on: March 28, 2017 15:51 IST
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There is no matching the spirit of these youngsters bringing in the New Year in the city.

Photographs and video by Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

Like Holi in Vrindavan, the kite festival in Ahmedabad, Mumbai welcomes everyone during Gudi Padwa.

On this Hindu New Year, lakhs of people gather at Girgaum in Mumbai, to witness the grand celebrations and join in the colourful, musical procession.

The grandeur and spirit of youngsters dancing to the tunes of Nasik dhol (drum) and lezhim (cymbals) will make your hearts dance with joy.

gudi padwa celebrations at girgaum, mumbai

IMAGE: The women dressed in nauvaris (nine-yard sari) and traditional pheta (turban) arrive in style! 

gudi padwa celebrations at girgaum, mumbai

IMAGE: The aviators add just right amount of swag!

gudi padwa celebrations at girgaum, mumbai

IMAGE: The women from Girgaum Dhwajpathak group take centrestage. The sound of Nasik dhol will ring in your ears loud and long. The music started at 8 am and went on till noon.

gudi padwa celebrations at girgaum, mumbai

IMAGE: Young girls and women in colourful saris also entertained everyone to the tunes of the lezhim (cymbals).

gudi padwa celebrations at girgaum, mumbai

IMAGE: The saffron flag is symbolic of Chhatrapati Shivaji, the popular Maratha warrior.

gudi padwa celebrations at girgaum, mumbai

IMAGE: Locals joined the procession in large numbers.
In the background is St Theresa Church, Girgaum, one of the oldest churches in the city. 

Watch the video below to catch all the drama and action from Mumbai:

gudi padwa new year mumbai rally 2017

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