The festival of Ugadi heralds the beginning Telugu & Kannada New Year and is celebrated all over AndhraPradesh & Karnataka with traditional fervor. The word ‘Ugadi’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yugadi’, which means ‘beginning of a new Yuga or era’. Ugadi is the first day of new year in the states AndhraPradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa.
Symbolic Eating of a Dish with Six Tastes: The eating of a specific mixture of six tastes , called Ugadi Pachhadi in Telugu and Bevu-Bella in Kannada,symbolizes the fact that life is a mixture of different experiences (sadness, happiness, anger, fear, disgust, surprise) , which should be accepted together and with equanimity through the New Year.
The Special Mixture consists of:
1.Neem Buds/Flowers for its bitterness, signifying Sadness
2.Jaggery and ripe banana pieces for sweetness, signifying Happiness
3.Green Chilli/Pepper for its hot taste, signifying Anger
4.Salt for saltiness, signifying Fear
5.Tamarind Juice for its sourness, signifying Disgust
6.Unripened Mango for its tang, signifying Surprise
May this Ugadi bring in you the brightest and choicest happiness and love you have ever wished for..
U – Ultimate G – Glorious A – Amazing D – Days r I – in front of U
Happy Ugadi! to you & all your family members!!!!!!!
♥♥♥ Happiness keeps you sweet, Trials make you strong, Sorrows make you humble, Success keeps you glowing & your determination keeps you going. May you have a greatest year Ahead…Ur’s SCF Team ♥♥♥