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Ugadi Gifts

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UGADI

The term Ugadi literally means Aadi or the beginning. It is believed that if the first day of the year is spent happily, enjoyment will follow the rest of the year. The new year is welcomed with great fan fare and lots of fanfare. It is believed that on the day of Ugadi that Kali Yuga started. This ancient festival is considered to be an auspicious festival. This festival is also known as Yugadi.


SIGNIFICANCE OF UGADI
According to the lunisolar Hindu calendar, the New Year falls in the month of March or April. This New Year,is known as Ugadi, is celebrated in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and by other names in many other states of India. Ugadi is also the time when the official almanac, popularly known as ‘Panchanga Sravanam’ among south Indians, is read out to inform people of upcoming events from rain and crop cycles to weather forecasts and zodiac details. In days when there was no meteorological department to tell everyone such details, the ‘Panchanga Sravanam’ p…