Importance of Ugadi Pachadi | Sri Plava nama samvatsaram Ugadi
Significance Importance of Ugadi Pachadi:
Ugadi is the new year of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Gudi Padwa in Maharastra on the same day. In Telugu Ugadi means yuga+Adi, which translates to the new year. According to the Hindu calendar, Ugadi is usually celebrated on the first day of Chaitra Masam, which is starting month of the Hindu calendar. This is the starting time of the spring season in India, which signifies that nature is ready for new beginnings. The Hindu calendar is a cycle of sixty years, each having a different name starts from Prabhava. In 2021 Ugadi is celebrated on 13 April Tuesday. You can check the significance & Importance of Ugadi Pachadi below.
Ugadi is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and in Maharastra as Gudi Padwa on the same day. House is cleaned a day before the Ugadi festival, then the next day a pooja is performed for lord Ganesha or goddess Lakshmi, or any other god. Ugadi pachadi is offered to god then the family members consume it and distribute to others. Ugadi festival day very auspicious to start any new task or business.
Ugadi pachadi is a special dish prepared using 6 ingredients of 6 different tastes. Tamarind for sour, salt for salty, jaggery for sweet, neem flowers for bitter, very tender raw mangoes for vagaru or astringent in English, black pepper for Karam, spicy in English.
- Sadness is represented by Neem Flowers for theirs bitterness.
- Happiness is represented by Jaggery for sweetness.
- Anger is represented by Black pepper for its hot taste.
- Fear is represented by Salt for saltiness.
- Disgust is represented by Tamarind Juice for its sourness.
- Surprise is represented by Unripened Mango for its tang.
Ugadi pachadi represents that one should experience every all flavors of experiences in life. It also symbolizes that one should be ready to face any situation in life.