India comes alive and beautiful during the festival of Ugadi. March and April is one of the happiest or the glorious month for the Telugu people all over the world because it is the time for Ugadi festival the New Year season for them.
Ugadi is the New Year day for the Hindus base on the Hindu calendar according to the movement of the moon. People from across the globe look up our country India as the country unique symbol as the land of unity in diversity and this special phrase or the words is seen during this particular festival of Ugadi. Though people from other country might get confused, yet Ugadi is celebrated by almost all the Indian in myriad forms and names. However, it has been taken officially as a religious festival because this Ugadi is mainly observed by the special community that is the Hindus.
According to believe the festival was started by the Hindus creator pantheon Lord Brahmin as the Chaitra Suddha Padhyami which today is known as Ugadi. Now there are different names for this festivals and are celebrated in different ways according to diverse culture and rituals. Ugadi is one of the most popular festivals that mark the arrival of spring and so it's a rejoicing festival with crackers and lights all over the country.
Karnataka and Andra Pradesh
These two states of India celebrate the festival with the name Ugadi. During this season both the states are in busy days preparing the delicacy Ugadi Pachadi. The Ugadi Pachadi is a mixture of neem flowers mix with jaggary and few sought out fruits like tamarind, banana, raw mango and few spices. The mixture is followed like a tradition and culture and is kept in every house to show the celebration going on inside the family. Besides, these there are numerous programs and shows conducted in every colony and community followed by music and dances makes the festival of ugadi attractive and fun enough to capture the attention of all even the tourist.
Above all the joy and happiness of entering spring with pleasant weather, new plants and new flowers and the hope of a fruitful season adds to the happiness of people. In Karnataka, Goa, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala the people celebrates the day in the most auspicious and grant way. There are great fanfare, gatherings with families and friends apart from celebration and feast they also keep the day holy and special by going to temples offering sacrifices and prayers for the future.