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All Your Child Needs To Know About Ugadi

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Ugadi -- A day to celebrate new beginnings and pray for prosperity and happiness.

This festival, that is celebrated across three states -- Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra -- is believed to be the result of a common dynasty that ruled the Deccan region in the past.

Read this ClipBook to know more such interesting facts about this festival. Happy Ugadi!

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Ugadi: An Auspicious Beginning

The word Ugadi is derived from two different words; ‘Yuga’ that means ‘age’ in Sanskrit and ‘Adi’ that means ‘beginning in both Sanskrit and Kannada. This festival celebrates the New Year in Karnataka. This day is also known as Chandramana Ugadi a...

What Is The Significance Of Ugadi?

The word Ugadi means the beginning of the new age. It refers to the Kaliyuga age which we are living in now that began after the passing away of Krishna . Ugadi is the first day of the Hindu month of Chaitra, which falls in April or March. Chaitra...

Where Is Ugadi Celebrated?

Ugadi is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. As India is known for its versatile culture, even this festival has different names in different parts of the country. A festival called the Gudi Parva is celebrated in Maharashtra a...

What Is This New Year's Day Called In Different States ?

Ugadi is the New Year's Day for the people of the Deccan region of India. While the people of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh use the term Yugadi/Ugadi for this festival, the people of Maharashtra term the same festival, observed on the same day as G...

Reference To Ugadi In Ancient Texts

Some of the earliest references to Ugadi is in ancient texts such as the ‘Jayasimhakalpadruma’ and the ‘Purushaarthachintamani’. King Jayasimha who ruled Mathura around 1713 wrote the ‘Jayasimhakalpadruma’ and detailed how Indian festivals were ob...

The Legends Of Ugadi

According to popular beliefs, Ugadi has an age-old association with mythology. Legend has it that Lord Brahma began the creation of the universe on the Ugadi day. He then went on to create days, weeks, months, and years in order to keep track of t...

Facts You Probably Didn’T Know About Ugadi

Whatever be the name, the 'Chaitra Shuddha Paadyami' or the day of Ugadi is the reason for celebration for a large sect of the Hindus. Read on to know more about this festival of new beginnings.

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