Ugaadi – Our Andhra festival – and Telugu New Year Day, which is the first festival of our Telugu calendar and the first big festival that comes after Sankranti – .is known by different names in different states of India like “Gudi Padwa” in Maharastra and “Ugadi” in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
Whatever the name this festival takes in different regions, it heralds the dawn of Vasanth Rutu (Spring Season), which is considered the first season of the year (Chaitra Maasam). Ugadi to the Telugu speaking people marks a beginning of a new year in which nature is in full bloom, symbolizing regeneration and celebrating the season’s freshness.
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Happy Ugaadi, Cheti Chand, Gudi Padwa, Everyone!