Ugadi ushers in a celebratory mood in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana marking the beginning of the New Year as per the Hindu calendar. Playing cards on the auspicious occasion of Ugadi has been an integral tradition of the South. And card games, particularly Rummy, are popular among the folks which they play on the day to celebrate the occasion. Ugadi is celebrated with heaps of enthusiasm and delight when friends and family come together.
For the preparations of this auspicious day, people clean their houses, make rangoli and follow the Southern heritage of playing cards. This Ugadi we offer you Ugadi tournament to play online rummy and win from prize pool of Rs 10 lakh. Ugadi comes from a combination of two Indo- Aryan words ‘Yuga’ means the measure of time and ‘Adi’ means the beginning. Let us learn more about how Ugadi is celebrated in the different states of South India:
On the day of Ugadi people wake up before sunrise and get ready after a ceremonial oil-bath, to follow the traditional custom of Ugadi. Temples, homes, and shops are decorated with flowers and mango leaves, especially the entrances and colourful floral patterns or rangolis are made in front of the houses. An important facet of the occasion is the hearing of the Panchanga Sravanam which is considered very auspicious. Panchanga is read by the priests or by the eldest member of the family at home.
Kannadigas also prepare a dish known as Bevu Bella made from a mixture of neem flowers or buds. It is the first dish to be had on the day of Ugadi. Holige and Puliogare are the other two popular dishes of Karnataka that people relish on Ugadi.
Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh
The notion of the new beginning comes from the belief that it was on this day Brahma created the universe and with it began the ‘Satyug’- the era of truth and justice. The end of winter and the beginning of spring is marked with Ugadi, which symbolises new life and a new beginning. The festoons of mango (torana) are tied to the doors and houses are embellished with fresh flowers. Priests make predictions for the year after reading out the Panchanga.
Ugadi in Telangana
Ugadi is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra (March) month to mark the beginning of the New Year according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar. In Telangana, people also observe this as Telugu New Year and celebrate it with immense joy. People also prepare special dishes like bobbatlu and Ugadi Pachadi. In addition, Bobbatlu (Polelu) (Puran Poli) (Oliga) is also prepared in Telugu and Kannada speaking states. This unique dish is known as Bhakshalu in Telangana. It is a special preparation of delicious flatbreads stuffed with the sweet aromatic stuffing of chana dal or toor dal.
Above all, the most important aspect is the revived spirit that Ugadi promotes among the people. Play rummy online at adda52 rummy and grab from prize pool of Rs 10 Lakh. Here’s wishing you all a very joyful and prosperous Ugadi. May you have a new year crammed with laughter, happiness and fulfilment!