Ugadi is Celebrated on 31st March, Monday in 2014. Ugadi this year is called as Sri Jayanama Year. Every year Ugadi date will differ because the Hindu calendar is a lunisolar calendar. Chaitra Masam is the first month in Panchanga. Ugadi is celebrated on Chitra Shudda Padyami. Ugadi is the first day of the new year according to the Telugu calendar. Yugadi or Ugadi or "Samvatsradi" is the New Year's Day for the people of the Deccan region of India. Exchanging greetings and wishes during this auspicious holiday is considered as part of the tradition.
The name Ugadi resulting from Yuga and Aadi it means Beginning of New Life. The Significance of Ugadi is Lord Brahma (Creator of the world) started to build the world on Chaitra Shuddha Padyami. Lord Vishnu Matsya (fish) Avatar, killed a demon named Somaka and handover the Vedas to the Lord Brahma. So this day is celebrated as Ugadi. 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 the 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 to listen Panchagam called Panchaga Sravanam which 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.
Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka use the term Yugadi/Ugadi for this festival, Maratis celebrated as Gudi Padwa. Sindhis celebrate as Cheti Chand. Punjabis calebrate as Baisakhi, Tamil people celebrate as Puthandu and Malayalis celebrate as Vishu on same day.
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