'Ugadi' New year celebrations in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and KarnatakaTelugu people's New Year, Ugadi will be celebrated tomorrow in AP and Telangana. Similarly, Karnataka people will celebrate their Ugadi New Year on this day only. In Maharashtra, this festival is celebrated as 'Gudipadava.' This Telugu New year is called as 'Plava'. Plava means calibre and knowledge. According to Hindu Telugu calendar, tomorrow is 'padyami' tidhi, Chaitra first month of Telugu New year. Our New year of these states is based on lunar moment. We celebrate this New year by eating Ugadi Pacchadi (Chutney) early in the morning and that is prepared with new mango pieces, crushed banana, neem flowers, tamarind juice, little salt, jaggery, little chilly powder. This chutney has six basic tastes-sweet, bitter, sour, salty, hot, vagaru. Eating this chutney has an inner meaning that we have to take equally all our success and sorrows in our life like the six tastes in the chutney.
I wish and greet all the ISC members who are celebrating this big festival tomorrow a happy and prosperous New Year.