Ugadi festival is observed as a New Year’s Day by the Hindus of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states in India. It is celebrated on the first day of the Hindi lunisolar calendar month of Chaitra. Ugadi typically falls in March or April of the Gregorian Calendar.
The day begins with folks having a special bath followed by oil treatment, drawing colorful Rangoli, mango leaf decorations ob doors called Toranagalu, and preparing a special food called ‘Pachadi’. The ‘pachadi’ is a notable festive food that combines all flavors – sweet, sour, salty, bitter. In the Telugu and Kannada Hindu traditions, it is a symbolic reminder that one must expect all flavors of experiences in the coming new year and make the most of them.
The same day is observed as a New Year by Hindus in many other parts of India. For example, it is called Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra.
Let’s welcome Ugadi with great hope, eagerness & anticipation.Let us look forward to a plentiful of joy, satisfaction, peace & prosperity.
May Ugadi festival bring in harmony, love, and peace to your family.
Have a home filled with joy and laughter.
And have a peaceful Ugadi celebration.
Fortunate is the one who has learned to Admire, but not to envy. Good Wishes for a joyous Ugadi and a Happy New Year with a plenty of Peace and Prosperity.
The raw mangoes, neem, and jaggery represent the sweet, sour and bitter flavors of life. May all these flavors of Ugadi fill your life in the coming year! Happy Ugadi
With a smile and a spirit of giving a sense of humanity a pledge to spread peace and happiness. Happy Ugadi!
Let this Ugadi usher in a Good and Sweet Year, both materially and spiritually. Happy Ugadi !
May your hate for your enemies fades away
May the darkness around you become lighter
May this Ugadi bring joy, health and prosperity to you and your family
Ugadi marks new beginning, new start. May this day give you all the courage and hope you need to become a better person and be the one you would like to be. Happy Ugadi to you!