Ugadi / Yugadi Festival (Telugu New Year 2021)
Ugadi Festival : Ugadi is the Telugu New Year’s Day for the people of the Deccan region of India. It’s a most popular festival in India South Region and celebrated by Hindus. It is a public holiday in the following regions: Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh. In India New Year celebrated by Indian in various names eg. Holi, Ugadi, Rongali Bihu, Gudhi Padwa, Puthandu, Bishu, Sajibu Nongma Panba/Cheiraoba, Navreh, Maha vishuva Sankranti, Saal Mubarak, Thapna, Cheti Chand, Chaitti and Basoa/Bishu, Vaisakhi, Poila Boishakh, Jude-Sheetal.
Ugadi Telugu New Year (Gudi Padwa)
Ugadi Festival – Telugu / Kannada Happy News Year : Yugādi (Ugādi, Samvatsarādi, Telugu: ఉగాది Ugadi/Yugadi, Kannada: ಯುಗಾದಿ Yugadi, Konkani: युगादि Yugādi and Marathi: गुढी पाडवा Gudi Padwā) is the New Year’s Day for the people of the Deccan region of India. It falls on a different day every year because the Hindu calendar is a lunisolar calendar. The Saka calendar begins with the month of Chaitra (March–April) and Ugadi marks the first day of the new year. Chaitra is the first month in Panchanga which is the Indian calendar. In some parts of India it is known as Vikram Samvat or Bhartiya Nav Varsh
Ugadi | Yugadi 2021 Date & Timing
Ugadi Festival Date & Timing : In Year 2021, Ugadi Festival Celebrated on Wednesday, March 25, 2021.
Ugadi Date: Ugadi New Year On Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Telugu Shaka Samvat 1943 Begins
Pratipada Tithi Begins – 08:00 AM on Apr 12, 2021
Pratipada Tithi Ends – 10:16 AM on Apr 13, 2021
Ugadi is celebrated as Gudi Padwa by the people of Maharashtra. Both Ugadi and Gudi Padwa are celebrated on the same day.
|Ugadi / Yugadi Festival Details|
|Type||Telugu, Kannadigas, Marathi, Manipuri Konkani, BalineseNew Year’s Day, Mauritius|
|Begins||Chaitra Shuddha Padyami|
|Date||March (generally), April (occasionally)|
|2015 date||March 21|
|2016 date||April 08|
|2017 date||March 29|
|2018 date||March 18th|
|2019 date||Sat, 6 Apr in India, Fri, 5 Apr in the USA|
|2021 date||Wed, 25 Mar in India, Tue, 24 Mar in the USA|
Origin of Ugadi
Ugadi Festival Origin: The term “Ugadi” has its origin in the Sanskrit word “Yugadi”, that means ‘starting of a new Yuga or period’. This traditional festival is usually celebrated in the second half of March or in early April. People from all over Karnataka celebrate this festival with much enthusiasm and gaiety.
The day begins with ritual oil-bath followed by prayers. Oil bath and eating Neem leaves are must rituals suggested by scriptures. North Indians don’t celebrate Ugadi but start nine days Chaitra Navratri Puja on the same day and also eat Neem with Mishri on the very first day of Navratri
Observance of the festival
Ugadi Festival Observance : The festival marks the new year day for people between Vindhyas and Kaveri river who follow the South Indian lunar calendar, pervasively adhered to in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa.
- While the people of Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana use the term ఉగాది/Ugadi and Karnataka use the term Yugadi/Ugadi for this festival, the people of Maharashtra term the same festival, observed on the same day, Gudi Padwa (Marathi: गुढी पाडवा).
- The Marwari of Rajasthan celebrate the same day as their new year day Thapna.
- The Sindhis, people from Sindh, celebrate the same day as Cheti Chand, which is the beginning of their calendar year.
- The Manipuris also celebrate their New Year as Sajibu Nongma Panba on the same day.
- The Hindus of Bali and Indonesia also celebrate their new year on the same day as Nyepi.
Ugadi pachadi is one of the most important dish that is prepared on the day of ugadi. It is a mixture that has six different tastes sweet, sour,salt, pungent, spice and bitter. It signifies that life is a mixture of happiness, sadness, anger, disgust, fear and surprise.
ugadi pachadi recipe | ugadi recipes | andhra festival recipes
ugadi telugu andhra pachchadi new year vikruti nama samvatsaraadi వికృతి నామ సంవత్సర శుభాకాంక్షలు
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- Recipe type: Dessert
- Cuisine: Andhra
- Yield / Serves: 4
Ingredients (240 ml cup used)
- 1 ½ cup water
- 2 tbsp. peeled and chopped raw mango pieces
- Few neem sprigs with flowers or 1 tbsp. flowers
- Generous pinch salt or as needed
- 3 tbsp. Jaggery as needed
- One generous pinch red chili powder
- Tamarind as needed or 1 tsp tamarind pulp
- Chunks of ripe banana
- Putnalu/fried gram
- Cashews chopped
- Wash tamarind and soak it in ½ cup warm water till it softens.
- Meanwhile, pluck the flowers from neem sprigs. Or alternate quick method: add the neem sprigs to a thin cloth, bring the edges of the cloth together so that they don’t fall off from the cloth. Hold the edges tightly and hit the cloth on to the kitchen counter several times. Neem flower or petals get separated from the sprigs and fall of in the cloth, collect them and set aside.
- Add grated jaggery to another one cup water, stir till it melts off. Filter it through a coffee strainer to another bowl, filter the tamarind pulp or water as well to the same bowl.
- Add rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
- Do not taste it if you intend to offer it to god. Offer ugadi pachadi as naivedyam.
- Share ugadi pachadi with your family members.
Symbolic eating of a dish with six tastes
Bevu-Bella (ಬೇವು-ಬೆಲ್ಲ) in Kannada, symbolizes the fact that life is a mixture of different experiences (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 (ఆరు రుచులు లేదా షడ్రుచులు – ౧.పుల్లఁదనము -sourness,౨.తియ్యఁదనము-sweetness, ౩.ఉప్పుఁదనము-saltness, ౪.చేఁదుఁదనము-bitternes, ౫.ఒగరుఁదనము-astringency, ౬.౧.ఒఱ్ఱఁదనము-spicyhotness, ౬.౨.ఘాఁటుఁదనము-pungency ), called Ugadi Pachhadi (ఉగాది పచ్చడి) in Telugu the pachadi varies in different regions,
The special mixture consists of all flavours which tongue can perceive, could also mean each flavour stands for some feeling or emotion which is natural in life :
- Neem Buds/Flowers for its bitterness, signifying sadness
- Jaggery for sweetness, signifying happiness
- Green Chilli/Pepper for its hot taste, signifying anger
- Salt for saltiness, signifying fear
- Tamarind Juice for its sourness, signifying disgust
- Unripened Mango for its tang, signifying surprise
- Panchanga Sravanam
- In Kannada, the greeting is “Yugadi Habbada Shubhashayagalu” – ಯುಗಾದಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು (Greetings for the festival of Yugadi) or “Hosa varshada shubhashayagaLu” – ಹೊಸ ವರ್ಷದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು (Greetings on the new year).
- In Telugu, the greeting is “kroththa yeta” / “ugadi panduga” palukarimpulu,or “ugadi subhakankshalu” – “క్రొత్త ఏట” / “ఉగాది పండుగ” పలుకరింపులు, లేదా ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు (Greetings for the festival of ugadi) and “Nutana samvastara shubhakankshalu” -నూతన సంవత్సర శుభాకాంక్షలు (Greetings on the new year).
- In Konkani, it would be Navve varsache shubhashay, Samsar padvyache shubhashay.
- In Marathi, it would be ‘गुढी पाडव्याच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा’ (Gudhi padvyachya hardik shubhechcha).