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Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Navratri – Hindu New Year Festival of India

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Navratri, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi festival

Ugadi festival is celebrated as the Hindu New Year among the people of Kannada and Telugu communities. This auspicious festival begins with the first day of “Chaitra” month. The Chaitra month is the first month in Panchanga calendar of Indian society.  This is a public holiday in states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Karnataka, and Goa.

Gudi Padwa

Gudhi Padva in Maharashtra is like Ugadi in south India which falls on first day of Chaitra month. It is starting of New Year as per Hindu calendar.


It is beginning day of Navratri celebration of nine day. People keep fast for the religion festival with spiritual puja in the temples of Goddess Durga.

Foods for Navratri Puja

  • Fruits and fruit juices
  • Kadhi prepared with kuttu atta and sea salt
  • Aloo tikki
  • Makhane ki sabzi
  • Sabudana kheer
  • Curd, Lassi drinks
  • Kuttu Atta Roti


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