Keerthi and Siva report on Ugadi

Ugadi is the new year festival celebrated by Hindus. It takes place on the 21st of March. We celebrated it last Saturday. On that day we pray to Durgamatha. She is the mother of the universe and is believed to be the power behind the work of creation,
We wear new cloths. On that day we make sweets. It is the new year of Hindus. We have a 60 year cycle in Telugu. This is 29th year. The year of “Manmatha.”
Those born in Manmatha year will have more love than others.


This is an image of Manmatha god.

Manmatha is the god of love. He had one bow in his hand it is made of sugarcane. His wife is the goddess Venus and his name is also Cupid. On Ugadi we make special Ugadi pickle.


It is made of 6 flavours, sweet, soar, bitter, jaggery, raw mango pieces and neem flowers and new tamarind which truly reflect combinations of life.


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