Ugadi Festival 2024 : Telugu Year Birth History and Significance

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According to the Telugu calendar, the Telugu New Year is celebrated every year as ‘Yugadi’ to mark the beginning of the new year. Yugadi festival is celebrated in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. The same day is celebrated in Maharashtra as ‘Kudi Padwa’. Also, this festival day marks the beginning of Chaitra Navratri, which is traditionally celebrated in North Indian states. In Odisha it is known as ‘Bana Sankranti’. In West Bengal, ‘Poila Baisak’ marks the beginning of the New Year and in Assam, ‘Bohak Pihu’ marks the beginning of the New Year. The names differ, but the joy, hope and unity of this festival remains the same.The word Yugadi is derived from the Sanskrit words yuga (age) and adi (beginning), meaning the beginning of a new age. This festival is observed according to the lunar calendar. It is celebrated in the month of March or April. It is believed that on this day Brahma started creating the parts of the earth. Holidays in Mauritius on Yucatan. Due to the large number of Hindus living there, Yugadi is celebrated as a holiday.

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