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>> Ugadi - Andhra Pradesh New Year
Ugadi is celebrated as a New Year
festival in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. In Maharashtra it is
known as Gudi Pava. It is believed that the creator of the Hindu pantheon Lord
Brahma started creation on this day – Chaitra suddha padhyami or the Ugadi day.
Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the
moon's orbit. It is a day when mantras are chanted and predictions are made for
the New Year.