Ugadai 2011- celebrate with great joy

Ugadi 2011 (Yugadi 2011) marks the beginning of New Year for Telugu and Kannada. Ugadai 2011 begins on April 4 this year and this symbolizes the commencement of Sri Khara nama Samvatsara in Hindu Panchangam.

The Hindus in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh celebrate New Year on Ugadi and Maharashtra natives celebrate the same festival as Gudi Padwa. Ugadi or Gudi Padwa is said to have begin with the Saka calendar or Shaka Panchangam which initiates on Chaitra Shudda Padyami.

Vasant Navratri or Chaitra Navaratri also commences on this festival. After the ninth day of Ugadi, Ram Navmi is celebrated and this also marks the conclusion of Vasanta Navaratri Durga Puja.

People in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh celebrate Ugadi by preparing a dish called Ugadi Pachadi and distributing it among their family and friends. This is a very special recipe and it indicated the amalgamation of all aspects of life.

Ugadi Panchanga Shravanam is also done on Ugadi. Brahmins tell the yearly horoscopes and astrological predictions on this day. The festival of Ugadi is also celebrated as Sindhi New year or Cheti Chand.

On this day people feel happy to have entered the New Year and send Ugadi wishes to their near and dead ones. several Ugadi greetings and Ugadi SMS are sent to each other on this day.