Telugu New Year, also known as Ugadi, is celebrated by people in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Here are some interesting facts about Telugu New Year:

  1. Ugadi is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra month, which usually falls in March or April, according to the Hindu calendar.

  2. The word “Ugadi” is derived from the Sanskrit words “yuga” and “adi”, which mean “age” and “beginning” respectively.

  3. On the day of Ugadi, people traditionally clean their homes, decorate them with mango leaves and rangolis, and wear new clothes.

  4. One of the popular dishes prepared on Ugadi is “Ugadi Pachadi”, which is a mixture of six different tastes – sweet, sour, bitter, salty, spicy, and tangy. It symbolizes the various experiences of life and reminds people to face them with equanimity.

  5. In Telugu culture, it is believed that Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe, began his work on Ugadi day. Hence, it is considered an auspicious time to start new ventures and make important decisions.

  6. Ugadi is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, with cultural events, music, dance performances, and community gatherings.

Overall, Telugu New Year is a significant festival that reflects the rich cultural heritage of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Wishing all those who celebrate Ugadi a Happy and Prosperous New Year and for the rest Happy Holidays.


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