Telugu People (People from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) Welcome Telugu New year with hope and anticipation which is also called UGADI. In Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka People Called Ugadi.
Ugadi a Sanskrit word “Yugadi” “yug” means “age” adi means beginning. Hence it is the first festival of telugu people. There is no certain date, it is celebrated in the month of march or April based on the position of sun and moon. This year Ugadi is on 25th march 2020, Sarvari Nama Samvatsara.
Religious Belief on Ugadi
People believe that if they are happy on this day, it is a sign of all happiness year long. Astrologers, Purohits, read panchangam sravanam for the upcoming year and predict good or bad, People worship their beloved god on this day.
Celebrations for Ugadi
People wear new dresses and offer traditional sweets to Hindu mythological gods. Houses are decorated with mango leaves, rangoli and flowers. Most of the people with family visit temple.
“Ugadi Pachadi” is a special dish prepared on this day. It is deliciously prepared with neem flowers, tamarind, jaggery, mango, pepper and salt. These all represents the sweet, better, tangy, spicy, salty and sour which indicates that life is a mixture of happiness and sadness, one has to experience.
People rejoice in happiness, the beginning of the new year, people feel it is auspicious to start easting mango on this day. For Hindus this is a special day hence celebrated in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and in many places. This festival reflects our tradition and culture and also the belief in astrology is the outstanding event organized on this day. All the schools, offices are closed on this day. People enjoy with their family.