Type : Cultural
Month : March/April
Location : All Andhra Pardesh
This festival is the celebration of Telugu New Year. People Wake up early and wear new clothes, decorate their houses and make sweets on this day. Purampoli or Bhakshya is the special sweet made in this day. People also make festoons with Mango leaves (called Torana) and hang them on the doors of the houseare decorated with fresh flowers.There is a special 'Chutney' called Ugadi pachadi that is made during the Ugadi festival which is kept in an earthen pot before the idol of the house. Thereafter, puja is performed and everyone takes the share of the chutney and go for feasts and meals together.
The Ugadi Festival in Andhra Pradesh is the New Year festival that is celebrated every year as Ugadi marks the beginning of the Hindi Lunar calendar. Ugadi marks a day of joy and happiness, aspirations and hope, the belief are that this day and itsjoys would foreshadow the course of events for the upcoming year.
The celeberation of this festival is falls sometime during the months of March or April. The time for celebrating Ugadi Festival is on March 16, this year.