Ugadi Festival 2023
In the year 2023 Ugadi festival is going to be celebrated by the citizens on 22 March.
About Ugadi festival
Widely celebrated in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the new year festival Ugadi, also known as Yugadi, is celebrated with great enthusiasm.
The day falls on the first day of the Hindu month of Chaitra, and usually occurs in March or April.
Ugadi begins with the first day of the nine-day festival Chaitra Navratri, and also marks the beginning of spring.
It is believed that on this day Lord Brahmacreated the universe.
The name 'Yugadi' itself is derived from the Sanskrit words yuga (age) and adi (beginning) - 'the beginning of a new age'.
In the 12th century, the Indian mathematician Bhaskaracharya recognized Ugadi as the beginning of the new year.
People from all walks of life celebrate this day by wearing new clothes and eating delicious food.
They offer prayers at temples to welcome the new year, and they decorate their homes with rangolis, which are designs made of colored rice or flower petals on the floor.
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