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Ugadi Or Yugadi 2014 date is Monday, 31st March, 2014.
Yugadi or Ugadi or "Samvatsradi" is the New Year's Day for the people of the Deccan region of India. It falls on the 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.
The name Ugadi resulting from “Yuga and Aadi” which indicates “Beginning of New age”. Ugadi – it is considered that Master Brahma (Creator of the world) began his perform of development on Chaitra Suddha Padyami. On this joyful day individuals awaken in the Early morning and take sacred shower, praise the God, and take unique formula of Ugadi i.e, “Ugadi Pachadi”.
Importance of this Ugadi Pachadi is, it is a Special mixture of ‘Shadruchulu’ (Six Tastes) i.e., Bitter, Sweet,Sour, Slat,Spicy, and Tang. It indicates that the lifestyle is a mixture of different tastes encounters which has to be approved similarly.On Ugadi individuals pay attention Panchaga Sravanam, indicates an almanac (calendar) which has the astronomical/astrological everyday information mainly relevant to Thithi, Day Nakshatra, Yoga exercises and Karana known as as Pancha-Anga (five elements) that allows the acknowledging various positive/negative minutes of electional zodiac.
Ugadi marks the new start of the Hindu’s Lunar calendar, hence celebrated as New Year. Exchanging greetings and wishes during this auspicious holiday is considered as part of the tradition.
While the people of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh use the term Yugadi/Ugadi for this festival, the people of Maharashtra term the same festival, observed on the same day, Gudi Padwa. Sindhis, people from Sindh, celebrate the same day as their New Year day Cheti Chand. Manipuris also celebrate their New Year (Sajibu Cheiraoba) on the same day. It is observed as Baisakhi in Punjab and Puthandu in Tamil Nadu. However, it is not celebrated on the same day as Yugadi in Tamil Nadu because the Tamils follow a solar calendar.
As the holy occasion of Ugadi is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love,
here’s hoping this festival of beauty brings your way, bright sparkles of contentment,
that stay with you through the days ahead. Best wishes on Ugadi and New year.