Ugadi celebrations (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Ugadi is a popular festival in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Also known as ‘Chaitra Suddha Padhyami’ the day makes the beginning of a new lunar calendar. In Maharashtra the same day is celebrated as Gudi Padwa. The date varies every year as it begins on the new moon night after the spring equinox. The festival nevertheless, always falls Between March end and April. Ugadi symbolises new beginnings and prosperity. With spring, trees get a new life with new shoots and flowers in full bloom, Ugadi too signify the start of a anew era. This year Ugadi will be celebrated on March 25.
Pratipada Title Begins =14:57 on 24/Mar/2020
Pratipada Title Ends =17:26 on 25/Mar/2020
According to the folklore or saying of the Hindu ancient texts, Lord Brahma, called the creator of the universe stared his grand mission of creation on Ugadi. This day worships Brahma and Lord Vishnu who is the inceptor of ‘Yuga’, that got him the name of ‘Yugaadikrit’.
People in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana clean their homes, paint them anew a week ahead of Ugadi. They sprinkle cow dung water to sanitize their homes, as it is considered sacred.
Mango leaves are attached to the doors to attract prosperity and good fortune. Traditional dished with raw mango are prepared . ‘Ugadi Pachchadi / Bevu Bella is a special dish made out of raw mango, tamarind, palm sugar, neem flowers. The dish symbolizes multiple palettes like the different phases in human life.
View this post on Instagram
à²¨à²¿à²®à³ÂÂÂà²®à³†à²²à³ÂÂÂà²²à²°à²¿à²—à³‚ à²‰à²—à²¾à²¦à²¿ à²¹à²¬à³ÂÂÂà²¬à²¦ à²¶à³ÂÂÂà²à²¾à²¶à²¯à²—à²³à³ÂÂÂ - Wish you all a very happy #ugadi We had a simple celebration with this simple lunch ðŸ˜ÂÂÂ but the highlight of the menu this time is the Holige (obbattu) that's not an usual one.. (it's store bought, but the flavor was a ðŸ’£ðŸ’£) Our Ugadi menu had: ðŸŒ·à²®à²¾à²µà²¿à²¨à²•à²¾à²¯à²¿ à²šà²¿à²¤à³ÂÂÂà²°à²¾à²¨à³ÂÂÂà²¨ (raw mango rice) ðŸŒ·à²®à²‚à²—à²³à³‚à²°à³ÂÂÂ à²¸à³Œà²¤à³†à²•à²¾à²¯à²¿ à²®à²œà³ÂÂÂà²œà²¿à²—à³†à²¹à³ÂÂÂà²³à²¿ (Yogurt based curry) ðŸŒ·à²…à²ªà³ÂÂÂà²ªà³† à²¸à²¾à²°à³ÂÂÂ (raw mango rasam) - you can find the recipe on my blog - look for raw mango rasam/mavinkayi saaru ðŸŒ· Rice and curd of course Let's look at the desserts, shall we? ðŸ˜Š ðŸŒ· Sabudana kheer (tapioca pearl kheer) ðŸŒ·Badam Burfi ðŸŒ· Aaanndddd.. Halasina Holige (jackfruit stuffed flatbread) Hope you had a great UgadiðŸ˜Š #slurpyplatter #ugadi2019 #ugadilunch #ugadilunchmenu #karnatakarecipes #karnataka_ig #homemade #traditionalrecipes #festivalsofindia #storiesofindia #hindunewyear #foodflatlay #indianfestivals #indianthali #vegetarianrecipes #indianfood #i diancuisine #foodstyling #foodbloggersofindia
Panchanga Shravanam’ is arranged where people come together in huge numbers and read out the Panchanga. The priest who read is offered new clothes as a token of respect and gratitude.
According to Hindu religious texts, Ugadi, is considered an auspicious day to start new ventures, purchasing assets.