// March 16th, 2010 // Personal
WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS UGADI.
“Yuga Yugadi Kaledaru,
Yugadi Marali Baruthide
Hosa Varushake, Hosa Harushake
Hosathu Hosathu Tarutide…”
The Song of Yugadi by D.R. Bendre
I’ve mentioned only a part of the song. Here goes the meaning of the whole song in English.
“Ages after ages,
Millennium after millennium,
The Yugadi keeps on coming!
Bringing with it new joy
of the new year and of a new life.
I can hear the melody of the love-struck beetle,
on the golden lush fields.
As the Yugadi fills my ‘neem’-filled life
with the aroma of a tender flower,
renewing the magic of the Master!
As the green leaves of Mango,
in all their magnificence,
wait for the arrow of Kama,
I can see the fleet of parrots,
camouflaged amidst the leaves, rejoicing
and singing the sweet music of a great harvest.”
According to the Hindu Mythology, it is believed that Lord Brahma created the Universe on this day and hence the name YUGADI, which means ‘Beginning of an era’.
This year it is called the Vikrutinama- Samvathsara. ವಿಕೃತಿನಾಮ ಸಂವತ್ಸರ
For Hindus, there are two types of calendar:Chandramana(lunar) calendar and Souramana(solar) calendar. Those who follow the Chandramana (lunar) calendar, the festival of Ugadi heralds the beginning of a New Year, celebrated on the first day of the month of Chaitra. The festival marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with the change in moon’s orbit.
The specialty of Ugadi is that on this day, people partake a mixture of Neem flowers and jaggery. They offer the mixture, which symbolizes the fact that life is a combination of happy and sorrowful events and both should be treated equally, to relatives, friends and neighbors.
ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗು ಯುಗಾದಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು. ಸರ್ವೇಜನೊ ಸುಕಿನೊಭವಂತು.