Make The Most Of Self-Quarantine And Celebrate Ugadi 2020 With A New Spirit

Let's make the most of our quarantined phase to stay away from Coronavirus and celebrate the festival of Ugadi with a new, more hopeful spirit.

Ugadi Rituals

The customs of Ugadi may vary from place to place, and from one household to another. However, a few things remain the same. This Ugadi, start your day early in the morning, just when the dawn is breaking and have an auspicious bath with sesame oil. This is followed by wearing crisp traditional clothes. Take a stroll and find some fresh mango leaves to decorate your door and windows. This ritual is said to yield good luck on the first day of a new year.

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After decorating the house, it’s time to get out all of your creativity while making a rangoli. People tend to go out and about with the modern styles of rangolis. However, traditionally, a kolam design was made to adorn the entrance of houses. Now that you have completed the task of beautifying yourself and your house, let’s move ahead to the pooja. While many gods are worshipped on this day, Lord Brahma is the one who is associated with Ugadi.

Ugadi Pachadi
Ugadi Pachadi (Source: All India Round-Up)

By the time you are done with your pooja, it’s time to gobble up on the multi-flavoured Ugadi Pachadi. Finally, when you have eaten the first food of the day, feel free to start with cooking all the special Ugadi dishes or eat it all right away. By evening, people go to temples to listen to new Panchangam or the developments of the new year. This is called Panchanga Sravanam. We understand going out might be difficult right now, but you will surely find all the details eventually.

Lastly, a Kavi Sammelanam is what ends the day of Ugadi. Traditionally, people gather to recite verses from the scriptures. The task here to not goof up with the verses or the order of the verses. If that’s not your cup of tea, feel free to enjoy amazing films that will keep you entertained, right here on ZEE5.

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