It was a sheer display of 'unity in diversity' when Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar, Hema Malini and Farhan Akhtar greeted people as various festivals were celebrated across India on Saturday.
The day marked the beginning of the nine-day "Navratri" festival. "Gudi Padwa" and "Ugadi" - New Year's Day - for the people of the Deccan region of India were also celebrated.
It was the auspicious occasion of "Cheti Chand" for the Sindhi community and "Navreh" -- the lunar new year which is celebrated in Kashmir and many other parts of the country. It coincides with the first day of "Chaitra" (spring).
Here's what the stars tweeted:
Amitabh Bachchan: Greetings: Happy Navroze to all my Parsi friends and well wishers! And greetings for Gangaur festival to all in Rajasthan!! Happy Gudi Padwa!!
Lata Mangeshkar: Aap sab ko Gudhi Padwa, Chaitra Navaratri, Ugadi, Cheti Chand ki bohot bohot Shubhkaanaayein. Aap ke jeevan mein khushiyaa'n ho aur aap ka jeevan yashaswi ho yehi meri mangal kaamana (Happy Gudhi Padwa, Chaitra Navaratri, Ugadi, Cheti Chan. Hope your life is filled with happiness and success)
Hema Malini : Happy Gudi Padwa & Happy Ugadi to u all!
Madhuri Dixit: Tumha sarvana Gudi Padwa ani nutan varshyachya hardik subhechya!!
Boman Irani: Navroze Mubarak to one and all!!!
Anupam Kher: Happy Ugadi, Happy Gudi Padava, Happy Cheti Chand, Happy Navroze and Happy Navreh to all. Love, Peace and Happiness Always.
Farhan Akhtar: To you all.. Happy Gudi Padva. Happy Ugadi. Navroze Mubarak. Navratri Ki shubkaamnayen. A day of celebration for so many. Beautiful.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Wish u all a very Happy Ugadi/Gudi Padava /Cheti Chand/ Navroze.We may call by different names, but we have d same spirit of celebrations.
Bipasha Basu : Shubh Navratri. Navroz Mubarak. Happy Gudi Padwa. Beauty of india lies in the celebration of all festivals:) Love and Peace to all:) Happy Ugadi too:)
Sonakshi Sinha: Indians!!! Happy gudi padwa, chheti chand, navroze, ugadi... Did i miss something?!? Hope not! Happy celebrating
Abhishek Bachchan: Happy chetti chand. Happy Ugadi. Happy Navroze to all my Parsi friends.
Riteish Deshmukh: Happy Navratri! Happy Cheti Chand! Happy Navroze! Happy Ugadi...Shubh Gudi Padwa to One n All.
Kailash Kher: To All Kashir Navreh Mubarak (Saal Mubarak) GodBless All.. May The Light With in Give all a beautiful insight for betterment.. #LoveToAll
Genelia D'Souza: Happy Gudi Padwa everyone
Esha Deol: Navroze Mubarak and happy gudi padwa.
Aftab Shivdasani: Happy Gudi Padwa to the maharashtrian community...Love and light.
Kunal Kohli: #GudiPadwa, #Ugadi, #ChetiChand, #Navroz, Mubarak to everybody, what an auspicious day
Esha Gupta: Wish you all happy Navratri,Navroz n Gudi Padua..basically happy new beginnings
Mugdha Godse: Good Wishes for a joyous Gudi Padwa & a Happy New Year with a plenty of peace and prosperity.
Manish Paul: Wishing everyone a happy ugadi,cheti chand,navroz also...wat a day!!!wow!!!
Amrita Rao: Year full of goodies U ALL...Happy Gudipadwa
Tanishaa Mukerji: Happy Gudi Padva everyone
Sophie Choudry: Celebrations galore! Happy Navratri, Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Cheti Chand & Navroze! Lots of love to u all.
Punit Malhotra: Wish you'll a very Happy Navratri, Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Cheti Chand & Navroze. What a day!!