Significance of Ugadi festival & history


Ugadi is called as Telugu New Year. The Hindu calendar follows a cycle of 60 years. So every year repeats after 60 years. Usually Ugadi festival comes in March or April month, that’s when the spring season starts in India. Thus symbolizing that nature is ready for a new start. In 2021, Ugadi is celebrated on 13 April. Ugadi means Yuga Adi, which translates to the beginning of the Telugu New Year. Ugadi is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Yugadi in Karnataka, and Gudi Padwa in Maharastra. The significance of the Ugadi festival and its history are explained below.

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The story behind the Ugadi festival:

As per Puranas, a demon named Somakasura stole the Vedas from Lord Brahma and went inside the sea and hid there. Lord Brahma asks help of Lord Vishnu to get the Vedas from Somakasura. Lord Vishnu took Matsa avataram and killed Somakasura. Then lord Vishnu returned the Vedas to Lord Brahma and Lord Brahma started creating the world on Ugadi day.

Ugadi Pachadi is a special dish preparing 6 ingredients for 6 tastes. Ugadi Pachadi signifies the importance of every situation in life. It shows us that happiness is as important as sadness.

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The six ingredients of Ugadi Pachadi and their meaning:

Happiness   –       Jaggery for Sweetness

Sadness      –       Neem flowers for bitterness

Surprise          –       Unripe mango for tanginess

Disgust        –       Tamarind for sourness

Fear                –       Salt for saltiness

Anger          –       Green chili for spiciness

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