Here’s How to Celebrate the Telugu New Year
Ugadi or Yugadi is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana to celebrate the beginning of a new year.
The Telugu new year is celebrated on the Pratipada date of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month, which falls on April 2 this year.
On the same day, Gudi Padwa, the traditional New year of Maharashtra is enjoyed by the Marathi and Konkani Hindus.
According to legends, Ugadi or Yugadi is named after Lord Brahma, said to be the creator of this universe on the day of Ugadi.
The festival also marks the beginning of Chaitra Navratri which leads up to Ram Navami, Lord Rama’s birthday.
Ugadi, celebrated by millions of people in South India, symbolises the beginning of spring and the arrival of mild summers.