The name Yugadi or Ugadi is derived from the Sanskrit words yuga (age) and ādi (beginning): “the beginning of a new age”. It falls on “Chaitra Shudhdha Paadyami” or the first day of the bright half of the Indian month of Chaitra.

This year it falls on April 9th, 2024. For local timings download the align27 app.

According to the Hindu calendar, each year is named after a specific Samvatsara (A “Samvatsara” is a Sanskrit word for year) which is presided over by a particular deity. The Samvatsara is calculated based on the position of the moon and the sun in the sky. The cycle of Samvatsaras repeats every 60 years, with each year having a different name and a different ruling deity.

KRODHI Samvatsara

This year (2024) is called Krodhi Samvatsara which is  considered to be an extremely “angry and hasty” year. It is marked by themes of intense emotions and dynamic energy. The energy of this year cautions against impulsivity and the escalation of conflicts. It advises a mindful approach to communication and interactions, emphasizing the importance of patience to overcome misunderstandings and foster positive relationships.

Wish you all a very Happy Ugadi 🙏🏽

Ugadi Rituals

  1. Adorn the entrance of your home with mango leaves if available. This is auspicious for Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya, attracting positive energies into your living space.
  2. Prioritize cleanliness throughout your home, including your personal altar to create a serene and sacred space.
  3. Maintain a Sattvic vegetarian diet.
  4. Prepare Ugadi Pachadi, a traditional dish symbolizing the essence of life’s diverse experiences. This dish combines flavors like sweet (jaggery), salty (salt), sour (tamarind), bitter (neem flowers), tangy (raw mango), and spicy (chili powder), reminding us to embrace all aspects of life with equanimity.
  5. Worship Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, by chanting the mantra “Aum Gam Ganapataye Namaha” to ensure a smooth start to the new year.
  6. Listen to Ashta Lakshmi Stotram to invoke divine blessings of prosperity and abundance.
  7. Make offerings of flowers, a lamp, incense, turmeric, and sweets to the divine as a gesture of devotion and gratitude.
  8. Gift new clothes to people who cannot afford it.

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