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Ugadi 2024 Date Shubh Muhurat, Puja Timing, About Festival

Ugadi, also known as the Telugu and Kannada New Year, is a significant festival celebrated in the Deccan region of India, marking the beginning of a new lunar calendar year. The word “Ugadi” is derived from two Sanskrit words, “Yuga” meaning era and “Adi” meaning beginning. The festival typically falls in March or April and this year it falls on April 09, 2024 and this festival is observed with joy and enthusiasm.

On Ugadi, people clean and decorate their homes, wear new clothes, and prepare a special dish called “Ugadi Pachadi.” This dish symbolizes the diverse flavors of life – sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and spicy – reflecting the different experiences that the coming year might bring. Families gather to worship, exchange greetings, and seek blessings for a prosperous year ahead. Ugadi is not only a time for festivities but also a moment for reflection on the passage of time and the renewal of life’s cycle.


Ugadi 2024 Puja Date and Time

Ugadi / Telugu New Year 2024

Event Date & Time Day
Ugadi 2024 Apr 09, 2024 Tuesday
Telugu Shaka Samvat 1946 Begins Apr 09, 2024 Tuesday
Pratipada Tithi Begins 11:50 PM on Apr 08, 2024 Tuesday
Pratipada Tithi Ends 08:30 PM on Apr 09, 2024 Tuesday

Facts About Ugadi 2024

  1. Signifies New Year: Ugadi marks the beginning of the New Year for the people of Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh in India. It is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month, usually in March or April.
  2. Astrological Significance: Ugadi is determined based on the calculations of the lunar calendar and is considered auspicious for starting new ventures and seeking blessings for the upcoming year.
  3. Ugadi Pachadi: A unique dish called “Ugadi Pachadi” is prepared and consumed on this day. It is a special mixture of six tastes – sweet, sour, bitter, salty, spicy, and astringent, symbolizing the different facets of life.
  4. Neem and Jaggery Tradition: It is customary to eat a mixture of neem leaves and jaggery on Ugadi morning, symbolizing the acceptance of joy and sorrow in life, just like the flavors in Ugadi Pachadi.
  5. Panchanga Sravanam: On Ugadi, people listen to the reading of the “Panchanga” or the almanac, which predicts astrological forecasts for the coming year. It includes predictions related to weather, agriculture, and individual zodiac signs.
  6. Decorating Homes: Homes are thoroughly cleaned and decorated with colorful rangoli designs, mango leaves, and flowers to welcome the New Year with freshness and positivity.
  7. Special Rituals: Various rituals are performed on Ugadi, such as offering prayers to deities, visiting temples, and seeking blessings for a prosperous and harmonious life.
  8. Traditional Attire: People dress in new clothes, signifying a fresh start, and visit friends and family to exchange greetings and good wishes for the New Year.
  9. Cultural Performances: Cultural events and performances are organized on Ugadi, showcasing traditional dances, music, and other art forms. It is a time for communities to come together and celebrate their cultural heritage.
  10. Regional Variations: While Ugadi is predominantly celebrated in Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh, it is known by different names such as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra and Marathi-speaking regions and Cheti Chand among Sindhi communities. Despite the varied names, the essence of welcoming the New Year remains common.

Check All Hindu Festival Date, Shubh Muhurat & Puja Timing

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