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Eat, pray and love during Ugadi

By Oneindia Staff Writer
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Dear Readers, wishing you all a very happy and prosperous Ugadi! May the year bring you all the happiness, prosperity and love. People across Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are celebrating Ugadi with great pomp and grandeur on Wednesday. Ugadi is the New Year festival of Telugu and Kannada speaking people. Ugadi is also known as Yugadi, the most important festival of the southern India. According to tradition, people celebrate Ugadi as a beginning of a new year that also marks the Samvatsara, a cycle of sixty years.

As a part of the festivity, people wear new clothes, visit temples and enjoy a grand meal. On the day, people meet and greet their relatives and loved ones to enjoy the festival.

As a custom, revellers taste a mixture of sweet jaggery and bitter neem leaves--the quintessential symbol of Ugadi. Ugadi also ushers in the mango season. The Ugadi feast generally consists of vegetarian dishes like-- obbattu, bobbattu and bhakshalu,to name a few. Dear Readers, have a great time of fun and feasting with family and friends!

Here we bring you a few images related to Ugadi celebration...

Wishes from the Prime Minister

Wishes from the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an event organised at the residence of Union I & B Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on the occasion of Telugu and Kannada New Year Ugadi in New Delhi on Sunday.

Picture credit: PTI

We are young and happy

We are young and happy

In this image, a group of young men are seen enjoying their ride on motorcycles before oil bath on the occasion of Ugadi festival at Chikmagalur in Karnataka on Monday.

Picture credit: PTI

Wishes from the superstar

Wishes from the superstar

Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu wished his fans on the occasion of Ugadi. He tweeted, "Wishing the new year brings much hope and happiness to all of us! Andariki Ugadi Subhakankshalu! :)."

Picture credit: @urstrulyMahesh

Pray hard

Pray hard

Priests prayed at a temple in Bengaluru as a part of the Ugadi celebrations.

Picture credit: Social media

Selfie with the PM

Selfie with the PM

A performer took selfie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event organised at the residence of Union I & B Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on the occasion of Telugu and Kannada New Year Ugadi in New Delhi on Sunday.

Picture credit: PTI

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