Ugadi is a South Indian festival, mostly celebrated in Andhra Pradesh, it’s the beginning of the year. It is also known as Yugadi, celebrated in the month of Chitra month.
History of Ugadi:
- Yugadi means “beginning of the year”. This festival is named after Lord Brahma, creator of the universe of Ugadi. It’s also a date for Lord Rama’s birthday.
God and Goddess to Pray on Ugadi:
- On the day of Ugadi we offer a prayer to Lord Ganesha, Mata Parvati, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Rama and Brahma with neem leaves. Some people prefer jaggery and tamarind with need leaves paste.
How to celebrate:
- On this day take early bath and visit temple. People make a swastika symbol with rangoli, turmeric and kumkum. Also, people build an altar and install Brahma and worship Ganesha first.
- They start with chanting “Un Brahmane mantra” then offer prasadam and enjoy festivals.
Ugadi brings new positive energy to everyone and peace, prosperity in life.