Ugadi::Sri Vijaya Samvatsara

Today is Ugadi or Yugadi, a Hindu festival, celebrated in the three states of India, namely Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. In Karnataka and Andhra, it is known as Ugadi and in Maharashtra known as Gudi Padwa. Ugadi is a combined word for "Yuga" meaning age and "adi" means beginning, thus, the beginning of the new age and this year is "Sri Vijaya" naama Samvastara [meaning year] as per the Lunar calendar.

 As I woke up this morning, I listened to the astrologers predicting the pros and cons of this year. The name "Vijaya" means Victory and this year is expected to bring success in whatever you do, as per the Panchanga.
I hope this year is going to be better than the last.

Panchanga worshippd before being opened.
Panchanga is worshiped and read today. Panchanga is a Hindu calendar. A copy of Panchanga in Devanagari, Kannada and Telugu is available on Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Mantralaya, website and is available for download. Link: http://www.raghavendramutt.org/about/sri-vijaya-samvatsara-panchanga .
An android app for Panchanga is available for your phone for day to day usage.

Bevu (neem) bella (jaggery) is shared and eaten among family and friends. It denotes life is full of ups(bad) and downs(good) and one has to face it with courage. I ate the mixture of BevuBella and prayed this year will shower success in every step I take. I visited the Balaji temple in the evening and it was crowded with people of all ages who had come to seek the blessings of the Lord.

I had written a couple of posts on Ugadi in the earlier years and below are the links:
http://manasa-t.blogspot.in/2007/03/happy-ugadi.html
http://manasa-t.blogspot.in/2006/03/ugadi-celebrations.html
http://manasa-t.blogspot.in/2008/04/ugadi-song-by-bendre.html

I found the popular Kannada video song, Yuga Yugadi kaledaru, by Dr. Bendre which every Kannadiga would love to hear umpteen times.




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