According to our ancient Hindu calendar, today marks the beginning of the New Year for us GSB Konkanis. For the many who might not know, GSB stands for Gowd Saraswat Brahmin, a Hindu sect and Konkani is my mother tongue. People who speak Konkani are called Konkanis.

The festival is called Samsvar Padwo in Konkani and Gudi Padwa in Marathi.

Here’s wishing everyone the best of health, every success and propserity in the New Year.