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Ugadi is the celebration of contentment, joy and happiness. This festival is enjoyed on the "Chaitra Shudhdha Paadyami" which is the very 1st day of the month Chaitra. According to the Gregorian calendar it coincides with either in the month of March or April. In the 2015 year, Ugadi is enjoyed on 21st March. There is a general belief common among the persons that it is on this special Ugadi Day, that Brahma, the Hindu lord shaped the whole world.
The Ugadi festival enjoyed in the Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka states with huge enthusiasm and celebratory fervor. Even as it is recognized as Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the Maharashtra state refers to it as the festival Gudipadawa. Ugadi even honors the beginning of a Hindu lunar calendar.
The Ugadi name has been changed from Yuga Aadi. The expression Yugadi has been derivative from 'Yuga' indicating the ‘epoch' or 'era', and 'aadi' indicating 'the starting’. Therefore Ugadi or Yugadi indicates the starting of a new year.
Homework for the Ugadi enjoyment begins almost an ahead of week. On the festival day, people get ready themselves by getting up early in the morning time and taking a bath. After that, it is the time for the decoration Ugadi wherein, the homes are cleaned and gates are perfectly adorned with fresh leaves of mango that are the sign for good crops and well being. The rituals of Ugadi include the day by day ritualistic adoration of God that is executed to invoke their blessings, earlier than starting off with a fresh year. People fit into place themselves in praying for health, wealth and prosperity.