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Happy Navratri!


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Happy Navratri, Ugadi, Gudi Padwa!

Today marks the beginning of the new year according to the Lunar Hindu calendar. We also welcome spring in different forms across India on this day.

One such festival is Ugadi, celebrated in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is also known as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra.

The north of India, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, and Rajasthan celebrate this as the first day of Navratri. Happy Navratri to all our readers in the North.

Hindu mythology says that on this day, Lord Brahma created time and the entire universe. This date also coincides* with the coronation* of Lord Rama in Ayodhya after his victory over Ravana.

How is the festival celebrated?

  • In Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Doors are decorated with mango and neem leaves and colourful rangolis in front of the houses.
    • A dish is prepared with a combination of neem (bitter) and jaggery (sweet) symbolizing that we should accept both the good and bad in life.
  • In Maharashtra, people arrange Gudi in front of their homes.
      • Gudi is a flag symbolising the victory of Lord Rama.
      • It is made with a long bamboo stick; a green or yellow cloth adorned with brocade or zari is tied to the tip.
  • In North India, it is the first day of 9 days of celebration, called Navratri.
    • People pray for various Goddesses and some for Lord Rama.
    • Halwa (semolina-based sweet) is prepared. 

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