The Forth day of diwali is known as Padwa or The New Year or Varsapratipada which marks the coronation of King Vikramaditya and Vikaram-Samvat.
Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month.
Gudi Padwa is celebrated as the New Year day by Maharashtrians. Gudi
Padwa is also known as Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh and
Karnataka. This festival marks the beginning of the spring season
.This festival symbolizes love and devotion between the wife and
husband. On this day newly married daughters with their husbands are
invited for special meals and given presents.
In North India Govardhan-Puja is also performed on this day. This
festival is in commemoration of the lifting of Mount Govardhan by
Krishna. People of Gokul used to worship Indra regularly. But in one
particular year the young Krishna stopped them. In anger Lord Indra
sent a deluge to submerge Gokul. But Krishna saved his Gokul by
lifting up the Govardhan Mountain and holding it over the people as
This day is also observed as Annakoot -meaning Mountain of food. In
temples specially in Mathura and Nathadwara, the deities are given
milk bath, dressed in shining attires with ornaments of dazzling
diamonds, pearls, rubies and other precious stones. After the
prayers and traditional worship innumerable varieties of delicious
sweets are ceremoniously raised in the form of a mountain before the
deities as "Bhog" and then the devotees approach the
Mountain of Food and take Prasad from it.
People celebrate the forth day of Diwali festival as the new year day.