Gudi Padwa has been taking place on the streets of Mumbai.

The events of the Gudi Padwa festival have been filling the streets of Mumbai with dance and colour.

Taking place to mark the start of the new year in the Hindu calendar and is celebrated by Maharashtrians around the country.

It is also seen as marking the change in the seasons and the start of the warmer months.

The ghundi is an important part of the events, with a piece of brightly coloured material tied to the top of a bamboo pole and a metal pot is placed over the top.

In Mumbai the celebrations are particularly marked, with people celebrating the date taking to the streets dressed in brightly-coloured clothing to take part in processions and dances.

Children are an important part of the celebrations, with youngsters also dressed in costumes and taking part in the displays.

A number of exciting festivals take place in cities across India each year, with the joyous Holi celebrations taking place in the country earlier this month.

Written by Erin Marshall

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