The New year festival or Ugadi comes close on the heels of Holi. The freshness of spring and the colorful blossoms signifies growth, prosperity and well-being. It is said that the creator of the Hindu pantheon the lord Brmha started creation on this day.

Spring is considered the first season of the year. the sunrise on as the beginning of the new year, new month and new day. The onset of spring also marks a beginning of new life. During this season people clean their houses and shopping new cloth & other items etc. Ugadi is celebrated with lot of excitement fervor in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and where it is known as Gudipadava.

Many people wake up early in the morning and after bath they decorated their house with fresh mango leaves. The mango leaves relates to a legend. Many religious people also splash fresh cow dung(Gobar) water on the ground in front of their house and draw colorful floral designs.

People goes to the temple and they perform pooja and they pray for their health, wealth and prosperity and success in business too before they start off with the new year. Ugadi is also the most auspicious time to start new ventures. The special dishes prepare on this occasion. In Andhra Pradesh, eatables such as “pulihora” and “bobbatlu“. In Karnataka too, similar preparations are made but called “puliogure” and “holige“. The Maharashtra’s women makes “puran poli” or sweet roti.

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