Happy Ugadi 2019: Here’s when the festival is celebrated in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

By: |
New Delhi | Published: April 6, 2019 1:06:33 PM

Ugadi is celebrated with a lot of fanfare by the people of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana as it is their New Year. Here’s when and why Ugadi 2019 will be celebrated in the three states. Read on!

HAPPY Ugadi 2019 images, HAPPY Ugadi 2019 wishes, HAPPY Ugadi 2019 quotes, HAPPY Ugadi 2019 date, HAPPY Ugadi 2019 photosUgadi 2019: Ugadi, popularly known as Yugadi, is the Telugu and Kannada New Year ceremony and is celebrated with fervour and gaiety across the southern regions of India. (Facebook)

If there is one festival that people of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana look forward to, it is the occasion of Ugadi. The festival marks the New Year for the people of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana as per the Hindu Lunar Calendar. Ugadi is celebrated on ‘Chaitra Shudhdha Paadyami’ or the bright half of the first day of the Hindu calendar month of Chaitra. Ugadi 2019 is falling on April 6 which is a Saturday. The festival is celebrated with a lot of fervour and joy in all the three states and is the perfect occasion to get together with friend and family. On this day, people clean their houses and make Kolamulus or Rangoli which are colourful designs on the floor to decorate their houses.

People also use mango leaves to decorate the doors and also exchange gifts with each other. Ugadi also is the perfect occasion to do some charity for the lesser fortunate ones and to make them a part of the celebrations. One can give away new clothes to the needy on this day. The day begins with a special bath after which ones takes undergoes an oil treatment. When it comes to food, Ugadi is loved as one of the popular dishes, ‘Pacchadi’ is prepared on the occasion and is a mix of sweet, sour, salty & bitter flavours. Post this, people pay respects to God at the Temple.

Ugadi is celebrated in many other states but is named as a different festival. In Maharashtra, it is called Gudi Padwa while in Karnataka it is called, Yugadi. Sindhis celebrate the same day as ‘Cheti Chand’ while Manipuris call it, ‘Sajibu Nongma Panba.’ Among many rituals followed on this day, in Karnataka, many people read the ‘panchanga’ to know what’s in store for them in the coming new year. The meaning of the word Ugadi is ‘the beginning of a new age.’

Happy Ugadi!

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Delhi COVID-19 testing last week: Every fourth sample found positive; officials blame laxity in people’s behaviour
2COVID-19: Jamia Millia Islamia to open its offices with 50 per cent staff
3World Environment Day 2020: Impact of climate change on public health