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Ugadi
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Ugadi

Ugadi, also referred to as Yugadi, is a Hindu festival that signals the commencement of the new year. Primarily celebrated in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka, the term "Ugadi" is derived from the Sanskrit words "yuga" and "adi," meaning "age" and "beginning."

Ugadi falls on the first day of the Chaitra month, occurring in March or April, depending on the Hindu lunar calendar. It is alternatively known as Samvatsarādi, translating to the "beginning of the year." This festival holds immense significance for Hindus, as per Hindu mythology, attributing the creation of the universe to Lord Brahma on this auspicious day. Ugadi not only marks the initiation of nature's annual cycle and the onset of spring but also carries the belief that a joyous first day of the year sets the tone for a delightful year ahead.