Ugadi or Yugadi, Gudi Padwa India 2017: Timing, Date, Significance

Ugadi or Yugadi  India 2017:

Yugadi or Ugadi is celebrated by Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka peoples. This festival is celebrated as the first day of the year. This is one of the most auspicious days for Telugus and Kannadigas. On this day new Samvatsara, which is cycle of sixty years, starts. All sixty Samvatsara are identified by unique name.

According to Luni-Solar calendar Ugadi or Yugadi is New Year. It falls on a different day every year because the lunisolar calendar.  Lunar calendars have a 60-year named-year cycle and starts each named new year on its Yugadi day.

Yugadi or Ugadi falls on Chaitra Shudhdha Paadyami or the first day of the bright half of the Indian month of Chaitra which begins the day after the new moon after the Sun enters Aries. This generally falls in the months of March or April of the Gregorian calendar.

The counter-part of Luni-Solar calendar is Solar calendar which considers only position of the Sun to divide the year into months and days. Because of that Hindu New Year is celebrated twice in the year with different names and at two different times of the year. The Hindu New Year based on Solar calendar is known as Puthandu in Tamil Nadu, Bihu in Assam, Vaisakhi in Punjab, Pana Sankranti in Orissa and Naba Barsha in West Bengal.

Ugadi or Yugadi 2017 Timing:

Pratipada Time Begins = 08:26 on 28/Mar/2017

Pratipada Time Ends = 05:44 on 29/Mar/2017

Gudi Padwa, Padva or Parva 2017:

Gudi Padwa, Padva or Parva is the Marathi new year will be celebrate on the same day as Ugadi. The Padwa is known as first day of the year by Maharashtrian and Konkanis. This festival is also celebrates in other states like Ugadi by Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Both Ugadi and Gudi Padwa are celebrates on the same day.

Gudi Padwa is one of the most famous harvesting festivals of India that marks end of one season and beginning of a new Ugadione.  Mythological, this day too celebrates the defeat of Ravana in the hands of Lord Rama and his eventual happy return to Ayodhya.

Same day celebrate with different names in different places:

The same day the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana celebrate as Ugadi, the people of Karnataka celebrate as Yugadi. The people of Maharashtra term the same festival as Gudi padwa which observed on the same day, The Marwari of Rajasthan celebrate the same day as their new year day Thapna. The Sindhis, people from Sindh, celebrate the same day as Cheti Chand, which is the beginning of their calendar year. Manipuris also celebrate their New Year as Sajibu Nongma Panba on the same day. The Hindus of Bali and Indonesia also celebrate their new year on the same day as Nyepi.

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