Mar 23, 2017

Ugadi marks the beginning of New Year in Hindu Calendar.
It is considered to be an auspicious day and the best time to start off new ventures.
Celebrated as New Year in many parts of India which includes Tamil Nadu, Maharastra, Andra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kolkatta and Assam.

A festival of new beginning, new joys, is known by different names, it is renowned as Ugadi in Karnataka and Andra Pradesh, Gudi Padwa in Maharastra. So next time you are in Maharastra during the onset of Spring, don’t forget to wish the localites there a ‘Happy Gudi Padwa’.

The origin of the word Ugadi comes from two sanskrit words, “Yuga” which means age and “Adi” which means beginning. Thus meaning, “Beginning of the New Age”, it refers to the start of the age we are living in now - ‘Kaliyuga’.

The Festival is celebrated with all the Grandeur and Excitement.
On this auspicous day, people wake up at the crack of dawn and take head shower, meticulously clean the house including the frontyard, backyard of the house and start to decorate the entrance of their houses by tying mango leaves and perform Puja and other rituals.
Nonetheless, the preparations for the festival kick off a week earlier with much gusto and energy. They shop for new clothes, jewellery and other requirements for the festival.

The significance of tying mango leaves relates to the ancient mythology. It is believed that Lord Subramanya and Ganesha, 2 sons of Lord Shiva and Parvathi were very fond of mangoes. As the legend speaks, Subramanya exhorted people to tie green mango leaves to the doorway signifying a good crop and general well-being.

It is remarkable to use mango leaves and coconuts (as in a Kalasam, to initiate any puja) on auspicious occasions to proptiate gods. People also splash fresh cow dung water at the front yard of their house and draw colorful floral designs on the eve of the occassion. People perform worship to God and pray for their health, wealth, prosperity and success in business.
The merriment and excitement around the festival is limitless. Big List of Sumptous Lunch is prepared on the eve of the occassion. In Andhra Pradesh, dishes such as Pulihora, Bobbatlu, New Year Burelu and Pachadi, preparations with raw mango go well with the occasion. Similar dishes are prepared in Karnataka and called as “Puliogure” and “Holige”.
The Maharastrians make “Puran Poli” or “Sweet Rotis”.
Cherry on the cake is to see women decked up ever so beautifully in traditional attire on the occassion.They are seen wearing brocade sarees, silk sarees, kanjivaram in rich colours with thick gold zari borders.
Adornment of Fashion Antique Jewellery  is what adds to their glamarous look and make them look like a goddess on the auspicious  occassion.

Jumkey Editor picks some beautiful designs you can adorn on the auspicious day of Ugadi. 

1. Zaveri Pearls White South India Kundan Necklace Set. Shop here

       2. Zaveri Pearls Antique Temple Necklace Set. Shop here. 

 

3. Tulasi Mala with multicolored beads. Shop here

4. Gold Plated Heavy Jhumka Earrings. Shop here.

5. Dull Gold Traditional Necklace Set. Shop here.

6. 22K Gold Plated Zircon Stone Studded Set. Shop here.

Shop from 10k Plus Jewellery from Ugadi Sale Collection.

Ugadi marks the beginning of New Year in Hindu Calendar.
It is considered to be an auspicious day and the best time to start off new ventures.
Celebrated as New Year in many parts of India which includes Tamil Nadu, Maharastra, Andra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kolkatta and Assam.

A festival of new beginning, new joys, is known by different names, it is renowned as Ugadi in Karnataka and Andra Pradesh, Gudi Padwa in Maharastra. So next time you are in Maharastra during the onset of Spring, don’t forget to wish the localites there a ‘Happy Gudi Padwa’.

The origin of the word Ugadi comes from two sanskrit words, “Yuga” which means age and “Adi” which means beginning. Thus meaning, “Beginning of the New Age”, it refers to the start of the age we are living in now - ‘Kaliyuga’.

The Festival is celebrated with all the Grandeur and Excitement.
On this auspicous day, people wake up at the crack of dawn and take head shower, meticulously clean the house including the frontyard, backyard of the house and start to decorate the entrance of their houses by tying mango leaves and perform Puja and other rituals.
Nonetheless, the preparations for the festival kick off a week earlier with much gusto and energy. They shop for new clothes, jewellery and other requirements for the festival.

The significance of tying mango leaves relates to the ancient mythology. It is believed that Lord Subramanya and Ganesha, 2 sons of Lord Shiva and Parvathi were very fond of mangoes. As the legend speaks, Subramanya exhorted people to tie green mango leaves to the doorway signifying a good crop and general well-being.

It is remarkable to use mango leaves and coconuts (as in a Kalasam, to initiate any puja) on auspicious occasions to proptiate gods. People also splash fresh cow dung water at the front yard of their house and draw colorful floral designs on the eve of the occassion. People perform worship to God and pray for their health, wealth, prosperity and success in business.
The merriment and excitement around the festival is limitless. Big List of Sumptous Lunch is prepared on the eve of the occassion. In Andhra Pradesh, dishes such as Pulihora, Bobbatlu, New Year Burelu and Pachadi, preparations with raw mango go well with the occasion. Similar dishes are prepared in Karnataka and called as “Puliogure” and “Holige”.
The Maharastrians make “Puran Poli” or “Sweet Rotis”.
Cherry on the cake is to see women decked up ever so beautifully in traditional attire on the occassion.They are seen wearing brocade sarees, silk sarees, kanjivaram in rich colours with thick gold zari borders.
Adornment of Fashion Antique Jewellery  is what adds to their glamarous look and make them look like a goddess on the auspicious  occassion.

Jumkey Editor picks some beautiful designs you can adorn on the auspicious day of Ugadi. 

1. Zaveri Pearls White South India Kundan Necklace Set. Shop here

       2. Zaveri Pearls Antique Temple Necklace Set. Shop here. 

 

3. Tulasi Mala with multicolored beads. Shop here

4. Gold Plated Heavy Jhumka Earrings. Shop here.

5. Dull Gold Traditional Necklace Set. Shop here.

6. 22K Gold Plated Zircon Stone Studded Set. Shop here.

Shop from 10k Plus Jewellery from Ugadi Sale Collection.

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