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Ugadi - The Beginning Of A New Age

Ugadi New year

Ugadi is a word derived from the Sanskrit word called as Yugadi, where Yuga is age and adi is beginning. Ugadi is new year for people of south India. Telangana, AP and Karnataka people call it as Ugadi and the same day Maharashtra people call it as Gudi Padwa.

Ugadi Pachhadi Dish

On this day the people have oil bath early in the morning followed by prayers. They make a special dish on Ugadi called Ugadi Pachhadi which symbolizes the fact that life is a mixture of different experiences like sadness, happiness, anger, fear, disgust, surprise which should be accepted together and with equanimity through the New Year and The eating of a specific mixture of six tastes.

Ugadi Panchanga Sravanam

Ugadi is beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon's orbit. people visit temples and chant mantras and listen to Panchanga Sravanam or listening to the yearly calendar where the predictions made for the new year.