Ugadi 2020 | Telugu New Year | Gudi Padwa |
What is ugadi
Ugadi festival and ugadi celebration is a regional festival which is celebrated in Indian states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. This is also known as Yugadi, it is celebrated as a celebration for the first day of new year according to the lunisolar calendar this is usually falls in the month of March or April of Gregorian calendar.
How ugadi started
As its name suggests Ugadi or Yugadi this derives from Sanskrit word Yuga, Yuga means age, so Ugadi is the starting of new age/year. Ugadi festival is celebrated to celebrate the start a new year.
How ugadi is celebrated
Ugadi is a celebrated in a typical festive style, people start preparing for ugadi long time ago from the date of Ugadi festival, ugadi celebrations are just similar to any other typical festival in India, people exchange ugadi greetings or ugadi wishes, internet is full of ugadi images peoples use those ugadi images to wish their loved ones happy ugadi.
There is one thing that makes ugadi festival different from other festivals that ugadi special dish which is specially prepared for ugadi festival that dish is called ugadi pachadi, this dish is prepared with few ingredients but the message in this dish is really deep.
has six different flavors in one dish, these flavors symbolise six phases of the life.
To demonstrate the sadness of life, neem buds are used for its bitterness
For happiness of life jaggery of ripe banana is used in ugadi pachadi
Anger is demonstrated by green chilies with its hot taste
Tamarind is the sign of sourness
Salt is used for salty nature of the life
Ugadi pachadi has unripe mango to demonstrate the surprises of the life.
This is ugadi special dish has multiple ingredients with exotic taste.
Where is ugadi celebrated
Ugadi is celebrated in deccan states in India or the places where deccan area’s people stay around the world, ugadi has multiple names such as ugadi festival, Telugu new year, Ugadi new year etc, ugadi greetings are available in multiple languages as these deccan states have different language such as Ugadi greetings in Kannada, Ugadi greetings in Telugu, Ugadi greetings in Tamil, Ugadi greetings in Malyalam etc.
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When ugadi 2020
Ugadi is celebrated in the month of chaitra or chait, in 2020 it is going to be celebrated on April 6th it is Saturday.
What is Chaitra
As per the Hindu calendar chaitra is the first month of new year however chaitra or chait is the last month in Bengali and Nepali calendar again in sindhi calendar chaitra is the month which is dedicated for the celebration of cheti chand bhagwan cheti chand Is considered as Jhulelal (the avatar of Vishnu).
People start preparing for this quite long ago from ugadi date, they clean their houses, white wash it for ugadi new year celebrations & decorate the temples and god’s room in their houses using ugadi special jasmine flowers are mango leaves decoration to seek blessings for upcoming new year.
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Festival Dressing Style
While preparing for new year people buy new clothes and ornaments for this day. Men are dressed in white or off-white linen shirts which are paired with dhoti or long cloth with golden zari work.
Temple visiting on ugadi or gudi padwa is a very famous tradition while visiting temple men wear angwastra this is rectangular cloth of similar color.
Now a days men prefer wearing white shirts and pants with gold chain in neck and golden watch to complement each other.
On the other hand, for the celebration of gudi padwa women prefer wearing bangalore silk or kanjiwaram saree they prefer rich colors with broad golden border, with a lot of jewelry like long gold necklace, big danglers, thick bangles etc.
In these preparations even kids don’t stay aback, usually young girls wear choli lehnga with maang tika and lot of other jewelry.
Ugadi Food and Sweets
Food is an important part of ugadi celebrations, people prepare special dishes such as badam ka halwa, payassum of course ugadi special ugadi pachadi,
People distribute ugadi sweets and exchange wishes for ugadi or gudi padwa wishes.
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