Wednesday, April 10, 2013


1. Ugadi marks the beginning of the Telugu New Year.

2. It is the most important festival for Hindus, which falls on Chaitra Shuddha Prathipade (Padya).

3. Yugadi (start of new year) is based on Bhaskara II lunar calculations in 12th century.

4.It starts on the first new moon after Sun crosses equator from south to north on Spring Equinox.

5. The eating of a specific mixture of six tastes called Ugadi Pachhadi in telugu symbolizes the fact that life is a mixture of different experiences (sadness, happiness, anger, fear, disgust, surprise), which should be accepted together and with equanimity through the New Year.

4. Ugadi in Marathi/Konkani is called as Gudi Padwa.

5. Ugadi in Sindhi is called as Cheti Chand.

6. Ugadi in Punjabi is called as Vaisakhi.

7. Ugadi in Bengali is called as

8. Ugadi in Tamil is called as Puthandu.

9. Ugadi in Malayalee is called as Vishu.

10. Maharshi VedaVyasa describes this event with the words "Yesmin Krishno divamvyataha, Tasmat eeva pratipannam Kaliyugam".