Sunday, March 14, 2010
ANDHARIKI YUGADHI SUBAAKANKSHALU
PRIYAMAINA THELUGU VAARANDHARIKI
శ్రీ విక్కురుతి నామ ఉగాది సుభాకంచాలు
SRI VIKRUTHI NAAMA UGADI SUBHAKANKSHALU
FROM ASHRRITA NAIDU, ASHVIN NAIDU, AVINASH NAIDU, ANJALI NAIDU & APPANNA NAIDU
Yugadi (Kannada: ಯುಗಾದಿ, Telugu: ఉగాది) from yuga + aadi, yuga means era, aadi means start. The start of an era) is the new year's day for the people of the Deccan region of India. While the people of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh use the term Yugadi/Ugadhi for this festival, the people of Maharashtra term the same festival, observed on the same day, Gudi Padwa. Sindhis, people from Sindh, celebrate the same day as their New Year day Cheti Chand.
It falls on a different day every year because the Indian calendar is a lunisolar calendar. The Saka calendar begins with the month of Chaitra (March/April) and Yugadi marks the first day of the new year.