How to celebrate Ugadi
Ugadi is 1st day of the new year considered by people of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka states of India. On the Day of Ugadi people wake before breaking the dawn and they will have a head bath. Once they took bath they will leave for the temple to offer prayers. After returning from the temple they start preparation of traditional dishes and authentic recipes. these people also decorate their house with flowers and new mango tree leaves.
They also prefer to have new dresses on the day of Ugadi as they consider this as a new year’s day. these people will be having the occurrence of a new year once Ugadi has arrived. Ugadi is also known as Gudi padwa in Punjab and Punjabi people also consider Gudi padwa day as the first day of the new year.
people more likely to start their new ventures, businesses on Ugadi day. They also prefer to buy new vehicles or gold ornaments on this day. regarding the food, they will be preparing authentic Dishes like bobbatlu and Ugadi pachadi in their houses and rejoices with their family.
Special Icon of Ugadi is the Ugadi Pachadi that is prepared on this day. this Ugadi Pachadi is a mix of 6 different flavors that are sweet, sour, spicy or pungent, salty, astringent and bitter. They believe these different flavors reflect different phases of human life.
So, by consuming this pachadi they believe everyone will get strength and energy to fight against different circumstances. So in this way people usually celebrate Ugadi. some minor changes in rituals and culture can be observed but the main motto will be the same everywhere.
I hope this post helped you to get information about how to celebrate Ugadi.