Ugadi or Yugadi is the Hindu New Year festival which is widely celebrated in the Deccan region of India. The festival begins from the month of Chitra Suddha Padyami as per the Hindu panchangam, and it marks the first day of the New Year for Telugu community. Ugadi is celebrated as Gudi Padwa by the people of Maharashtra. Both Ugadi and Gudi Padwa were celebrated on the same day in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The festival involves Ugadi Pooja Vidhanam which will be done according to the Ugadi Pooja Timings 2017.
On this day, the new samvatsara start which is the cycle of sixty years and all the sixty samvatsara are identified by the different names. The Hevilambi Nama Samvatsaram is the name of the Ugadi 2017 samvatsaram. Know the Ugadi Pooja Timings 2017 to offer prayers and also get information about Telugu New Year Puja Vidhi. It is a public holiday for all schools, shops and various companies in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. To start offering the prayers, people have to know about the Ugadi Puja Vidhi.
Ugadi Pooja Timings 2017
- PratipadaTithi Begins = 08:26 on 28th March 2017
- PratipadaTithi Ends = 05:44 on 29th March 2017
The term Ugadi is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuga’ which means age and ‘Adi’ which refers to the beginning. Basically, Ugadi is the beginning of the new age, i.e., Kali Yuga which we are living now. It is also believed that the Kali Yuga began when the Lord Krishna left the world and also the Lord Brahma created the universe. This year the Hevilambi Nama Samvatsaram falls on either 28th or 29th March.
On this day, people take thaliabhyangana Sanam (oil bath) and decorate their houses with mango leaves which are observed as one of the Ugadi rituals. Telugu New Year is celebrated with much zeal, fervour and happiness. People prepare special dish i.e., Ugadi Pachadi or Beva Bulla which is prepared with raw mango, tamarind and jaggery as main. Ugadi Pachadi will offer in puja and distributed as prasadam. Follow the UgadiPooja Timings 2017 and we have also furnished the Ugadi Pooja Vidhanam on this page.