Al Adil Trading Co LLC, U.A.E.’s leading name for Indian food stuff is all set to make this year’s Gudi Padwa a very special experience for Maharashtrian’s living in this part of the world. Gudi Padwa, the Maharashtrian New Year and harvest festival, signifies the end of one season and the beginning of another and holds very special significance, especially for Maharashtrians. Al Adil Trading Co LLC, being the ultimate destination for Indian foodstuff has enhanced their product portfolio with a wide range of products to make Gudi Padwa a memorable and special one. According to Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director, Al Adil Trading, “Gudi Padwa is a very auspicious day. It marks the end of the winter crop season and the beginning of the summer harvest season and is a very important festival. Farmers, especially in Maharashtra, plough their agricultural lands on this auspicious day of Gudi Padwa to ensure a good harvest throughout the year. The word Padwa is derived from the Sanskrit word Paddava, which means the first day of the bright phase of the moon. A Gudi means a flag. A stick decorated with a bright cloth, neem leaves and garlands is unfurled outside a Maharashtrian household and hence, it got the name Gudi Padwa. It is believed that bringing the Gudi at home can keep evil spirits at bay and fill good luck and prosperity in life.”
According to Mr. Hrishikesh Datar, Director, Al Adil Trading, celebrating festivals like Gudi Padwa here in the UAE helps youngsters like him understand the culture and traditions of India in a better manner. “For diaspora’s like me this is a very important occasion. Being away from our homeland, these festivals enable us to truly understand the significance behind India’s diverse as well as rich tradition. I am happy that we at Al Adil are playing a major role to recreate this atmosphere through our wide range of products.”
Mr. Rohit Datar Director, Al Adil Trading states,“The traditional meal is a very important part of Gudi Padwa. It is filled with scrumptious food items like Shrikhand and Puran Poli. To make the celebration wholesome, we have a wide range of items that include Gudi, Sweet Gathi, Shrikhand, Devi Mukut, Puran Poli, Amras mango Pulp, Alphons Mango etc.,” he pointed out.