Ugadi, also known as Yugadi, is a combination of two words: adi (new beginning) and yug (era). This implies that Yugadi, which means ‘new beginning’, is celebrated as the Hindu New Year. It is considered the first day of the Hindu calendar because Hindus believe it was the day Brahma created the cosmos. This year’s auspicious celebration will be commemorated with much fanfare and excitement on Tuesday, April 9. It is very important for the people of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka, whereas Maharashtra and Goa celebrate it as Gudi Padwa, and the rest of the states as Chaitra Navratri.

Ugadi 2024 Date:

It will be observed on April 9 this year. Drik Panchang states that the Pratipada Tithi will take place on April 8 at 23:50 PM and conclude on April 9 at 20:30 PM.


About Ugadi:

Ugadi, also known as Chaitra Navratri, is a nine-day celebration honoring Durga’s nine-day festival. Brahma is considered to have begun the creation of the cosmos on this day, which also marks the beginning of the creation of humans.

It’s also known as Yugadi, is derived from the words yug, which means “era,” and adi, which means “new.” Bhaskaracharya, an Indian mathematician from the 12th century, recognized as the beginning of the new year because spring arrives after the cold, severe winters. This is the time when people gather with their loved ones to enjoy the day.


Lord Brahma is said to have created the universe on this day, and the New Year is traditionally celebrated on this day. Yugadi ushers in a new age, and we gather with loved ones to celebrate the beginning of spring and the new year.


This is the period of year when New Years begins in various states. This marks the beginning of the harvest season, bringing optimism, wealth, and promises of a brighter tomorrow. During this time, people dress up in new clothing, decorate their houses, and celebrate the New Year. It is celebrated under various names in different states. West Bengal commemorates Poila Boishak, whereas Maharashtra celebrates Gudi Padwa. Ugadi is celebrated in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka. This day marks the beginning of the sixty-year cycle, known as Samvatsara. Every year in this sixty-year cycle has a different name.

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