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Friday, April 8, 2016

GUDI PADWA AND UGADI

- An Article by Jawhar Sircar

 

This New Year is observed as Gudi  Padwa in Maharashtra and  Goa ; Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka and the Sindhis call it their Cheti Chand.

In western India, this phase marked the end of the Rabi season when the crop was ready and this certainly called for festivities. Surely, religion had also to step in and the Brahma Purana mentioned that on this day the Lord created the world after the great deluge.......

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Also Read from our archives : 

The Indian New Years – Let’s celebrate the Diversity

The Indian New Years--Ugadi inAndhra Pradesh

Contributed by: Krishnakumari Mujluri ,email-mkk.munjuluri1@gmail.com

The Indian New Years – Ugadi in Karnataka

Contributed By: Punyavathi S.B All India Radio, Bangalore punyaprabhu@yahoo.com 

The Indian New Years – Gudhi Padva in Maharashtra

Contributed by : Ravindra Khasnis, khasnisravindra@yahoo.com

The Indian New Years – Navreh in Kashmir

Contributed By: Balbir Singh ,sghbal@gmail.com

The Indian New Years--Khogal &Losar in Himachal Pradesh

Contributed By: Devinder Singh Johal,  shimla@air.org.in

The Indian New Years--Cheiraoba in Manipur

Contributed By: M.Kanankumar Singh, AIR,Imphal



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