Happy Ugadi 2019: Know the significance of Ugadi and shubh muhurat for the pooja

Ugadi 2019 is here and it is celebrated in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. Here's what Ugadi means, it’s significance and the shubh muhurat for the pooja. Read on!

Ugadi 2019 is being celebrated today in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. This day marks the beginning of the New year as per the Hindu lunisolar calendar and thus is an extremely important day for the people of these states. It is also celebrated as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, and hence, it is an occasion to rejoice with your family and friends. Ugadi is also called as Lunar New Year’s Day. Ugadi also called Yugadi in Karnataka means Yug (new) and adi (beginning). Thus, Ugadi literally means the beginning of the new year. 

Ugadi’s significance can be understood from the ancient stories in the religious scripts which state that Lord Brahma on this day began the work on the universe, and thus, Ugadi is celebrated to mark the beginning of the universe as created by Lord Brahma the creator. Also, Ugadi 2019 also marks the beginning of the spring season and the official end of the winters. Thus, to acknowledge the onset of Spring, Ugadi is celebrated and the blooming of new flowers and plants is celebrated. 

Coming to the rituals, on this day, everyone wakes up early and takes a special bath after which special dishes like Ugadi Pachadi or Bevu Bella is prepared which is a combination of different flavours. Also, on this day, one indulges in charity and gifts news clothes to the poor. Also, people gather around each other and listen to the ‘panchanga’ or the astrological prediction for the upcoming year to know what’s in store for them. People also visit the temple to offer their prayers to the god. Coming to the shubh muhurat of Ugadi 2019, Puja timing begins at 14:20 on April 5, 2019

and ends at 15:23 on April 6. 2019. Thus, the time between these two are auspicious to offer prayers to the god.

Also read: Happy Ugadi 2019: Here’s when the festival is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana

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