Sunday, 26 January 2014

Ugadi(Gudi Padwa) Festival Date in 2014. Different Names of Ugadi(Indian New Year) Festival & Telugu New Year's Name in 2014

Ugadi is an Indian New Year Festival which is celebrated on the day of Chaitra Masa(March/April) Shukla Paksha Padyami(Thithi) as per the Hindu Lunar Calendar. This festival is mainly celebrated in the southern part of India (Andhrapradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu) and in other states of India in Maharastra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Manipur.
This year 2014, the festival will be celebrated on March 31, 2014(Monday)

Ugadi Festival is the Telugu New Year's Festival. Each Telugu Year has a specific name as per Telugu 60 year calender.


Telugu New year Name for the year 2014 is "Sri Jaya Nama Samvatsara"
ఉగాది(Ugadi) /గుడి పాడ్వ (Gudi Padwa) 2014
Wishes from SrivariCollections to you and your Family on this auspicious Indian New Year festival Ugadi 2014. May the festival bring you lots of Health & Happiness throughout the year & GOD Blesses


మా ప్రేక్షకులకు మరియు సభ్యులకు 
" శ్రీ జయనామ సంవత్సరం శుభాకాంక్షలు "

జయనామ సంవత్సరం మీకు మరియు మీ కుటుంబానికి సకల శుభాలు, విజయాలు ఎల్లవేళలా కలగాలని ఆ భగవంతుడిని ప్రార్థిస్తూన్నాము.

Importance and Significance of Ugadi Festival: 
The name Ugadi derived from "Yuga + Aadi" which means "Beginning of a New Age". According to Hinduism, it is beleved that Lord Brahma(Creator of the World) started his work of creation on Chaitra Suddha Padyami(the day of Ugadi).

According to Sage Valmiki Ramayanam, Lord Sri Rama had killed the demon Ravana on the day previous to Ugadi falling on new moon day(Amavasya) of  Phalguna Masa. To commemorate the victory, the festival is celebrated on the next day indicating the beginning of New Era.

On the Ugadi festival , people wake up before dawn, take holy bath, wear new clothes, decorate in front of their houses with colourful Rangoli, decorate doors and windows with strings of Mango Leaves, preparing unique Ugadi Special dish popularly called as "Ugadi Pachadi".

Significance of Ugadi Pachadi:
The Ugadi Pachadi is a Special mixture of Six tastes i.e., Bitter(Neem), Sweet(Jaggery), Sour(Tamarind), Salty(Salt), Spicy(Green Chilly) and Tang(raw Mango). It signifies that the life is a combination of different experiences(Sadness, Happiness, Disgust, Fear, Anger and Surprise) which has to be accepted together with equanimity.

Traditions and Customs of Ugadi Festival:
In Andhrapradesh and Karnataka, People listen Panchanga Sravanam, Poetry recitations, honouring and recognition of authors of literary, conducting of cultural programs and Kavi Sammelana and more.

In Maharastra, the festival is celebrated as GUDI PADWA. Gudi means "Dwajam" and Padwa means "the first day of the new year". People of Maharastra erect a bamboo stick topped with upturned silver/copper pot decorated with flowers, coloured silk cloth and coconuts in front of their houses. It is worshipped as Brahma Dwajam/Indra Dwajam indicating invitation of all the deities to the house on this day and also symbolizes welcome the New Year with great Victory and Happiness.

Different Names of Ugadi Festival in Different parts of India:
State
Name of the Ugadi Festival (Called as)
Celebration day
Andhra PradeshUgadi(Telugu New Year's Day)
Chaitra Masa Suddha Padayami as per Lunar Calendar
KarnatakaYugadiChaitra Masa Suddha Padayami as per Lunar Calendar
TamilnaduPuthandu
(Varsha Pirappuv)
Mesha Sankranthi as per Solar Calendar (the day when Sun enters the Mesha Raasi In the Zodiac)
KeralaVishuMesha Sankranthi as per Solar Calendar (the day when Sun enters the Mesha Raasi In the Zodiac)
MaharastraGudi PadwaChaitra Masa Suddha Padayami as per Lunar Calendar
RajasthanThapnaChaitra Masa Suddha Padayami as per Lunar Calendar
ManipurSajibu Nongma Panba           (Sajibu Cheiraba)Chaitra Masa Suddha Padayami as per Lunar Calendar
PunjabBaisakhiChaitra Masa Suddha Padayami as per Lunar Calendar
Hindus of Bali and IndonesiaNyepiChaitra Masa Suddha Padayami as per Lunar Calendar
Sindhis in IndiaCheti ChandChaitra Masa Suddha Padayami as per Lunar Calendar
Rest of North IndiaChaitra NavaratriChaitra Masa Suddha Padayami as per Lunar Calendar
The Ugadi festival is also celebrating in the country of Mauritius.
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