Shubhakruth Telugu Ugadi 2022 date in Andhra Pradesh
Ugadi or Yugadhi festival is considered as the beginning of the new Telugu year. According to the Sanathana Dharma, the Ugadi festival is the first festival or starting festival celebrated in that particular Telugu year. It also mentions the beginning of the new year which is the cycle of sixty years. The word Ugadi or Yugadhi is extracted from Sanskrit words Yuga and Adhi which means starting a new age or new year. Check Shubhakruth Telugu Ugadi 2022 date in Andhra Pradesh details below.
Ugadi 2022 Date :
Ugadi festival will be celebrated all over India, especially in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka on Saturday, 2nd April 2022. According to the Telugu calendar, The Ugadi festival is celebrated on Shukla paksha Pratipada or Padyami in the month of Chaitra. As per the Georgian calendar, The Ugadi festival falls in the month of March or April.
Significance of Ugadhi :
The Ugadi festival is a common festival in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and The Ugadi festival is celebrated throughout India with different names. Everywhere in India people celebrate the Ugadi festival with great excitement and fun as the Ugadi festival is starting of the new year.
Rituals followed on Ugadi festival :
Preparations for the Ugadi festival start some days before the festival as people clean their houses and bring gifts and clothes for their near and dear. On the day of the Ugadi festival, people get up early in the morning and take an oil bath, which is a must and should ritual that should be followed on the Ugadi festival. After taking bath people to wear new clothes and start decorating their houses with flowers and mango leaves which is considered auspicious. After that people offer prayers to the Gods to seek blessings. Preparation of special dishes at the Ugadi festival and distributing them among neighbors and friends is also a tradition.
On this day popular dish called Ugadi pachadi is also prepared which consists of six different tastes and it is called Shadruchulu. This six taste resembles six emotions that are experienced by a human in day-to-day life. Ugadi pachadi is prepared by mixing Tamarind, Jaggery, Unripe mango, Neem flowers, Black pepper, Salt, which represents unpleasantness, fun, surprise, sadness, anger, and fear.
Reading a horoscope of the whole year is also a famous ritual followed by all the people during the Ugadi festival. This horoscope is read by priests in temples and family head by family.