Why is Ugadi celebrated: Ugadi is a festival celebrated in Indian states Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh. We know almost everyone in this world usually follows the Christian English calender and consider January 1st as the beginning of the new year. Despite following this calendar many people around the world also have their own calendar and they celebrate the new year according to their calendars. So here in India Punjabi people celebrate their new year on Vaishaki.
Why is Ugadi Celebrated
Likewise, People of States Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka celebrate the new year on Ugadi. Ugadi derives from the word “Yuga Adi” which means the beginning of the Yuga. Yuga is a measuring unit of time according to Hindu culture. A yuga will consist of lakhs of years.
People believe that the ongoing Kali-yuga was started or began on the day of Ugadi. So they consider Ugadi as their primary festival and celebrates it grandly. On the day of Ugadi people go to temples and offer prayers to god and seek blessings from god.
Ugadi is a family festival, everyone in the family will offer prayers to god together and then they all will consume the Ugadi Pachadi and also other traditional dishes prepared at home. Ugadi brings changes in nature and also brings the new year to people of Telangana, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh. not only these 3 states but also people of other states also celebrate Ugadi but with different names and also in a different manner.
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Ugadi is considered a new year so people celebrate Ugadi. I hope this article will help you to know why Ugadi is celebrated.