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Ugadi (Ugādi, Samvatsarādi, Yugadi) is the New Year’s Day for the Hindus of Andhrapradesh ,Karnataka and Telangana states  in India.  It is festively observed in these regions on the first day of the Hindu Calender month of Chaitra.  This typically falls in March or April of the Gregorian calendar.Ugadi

The day is observed by drawing colorful patterns on floor called Kolmas, mango leaf decorations on doors called Torans, buying and giving gifts such as new clothes, giving charity to the poor, special bath followed by oil treatment, preparing and sharing a special food called Ugadi Pachadi, and visiting Hindu temples.

Special Dish- Ugadi Pachadi

UgadiThe same day is observed as a New Year by Hindus in many other parts of India. For example, it is called Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra.

UgadiPeople offer prayer in temples. The celebration of Ugadi is marked by religious zeal and social merriment. Special dishes are prepared for the occasion. In AndhraPradesh and Telanagan eatables such as “pulihora, bobbatlu (Bhakshalu/ polelu/ oligalu), New Year Burelu and Pachadi” and preparations made with raw mango go well with the occasion. In Karnataka too, similar preparations are made but called “puliogure


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