Ugadi 2023 (Telugu New Year): Date, Pratipada Tithi, Wishes, SMS

Ugadi 2023 Date in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka: Ugadi festival is being celebrated in India on Wednesday March 22, 2023. People also refer Ugadi as Gudi Padwa in Maharastra and Visu in Kerala and Tamilnadu.

Ugadi, also known as Yugadi or Ugadhi, is the beginning of Telugu new year and is celebrated in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. It also marks the beginning of new Samvatsara which is a cycle of sixty years.

The term ‘Yugadi’ is derived from Sanskrit words ‘yuga’ which means age and ‘adi’ which means starting. Thus Yugadi means ‘the starting of a new age’. Ugadi is celebrated according to Luni-Solar calendar in which position of the Moon and the Sun is observed to divide the year into months and days.

As per this calendar, Ugadi falls on the Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. Normally, this day falls in the end of March or beginning of April month as per the Gregorian calendar.

Let us known more about Ugadi 2023, like when and how to celebrate it, what are the delicacies prepared, etc from this article.

Ugadi 2023 Overview

Also known asYugadi, Samvatsarādi
CategoryHindu Festival
Celebrated inTelangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka
Pratipada tithi beginsMarch 21 (10:52 PM)
Pratipada tithi endsMarch 22 (08:20 PM)

Ugadi 2023 Date

Calculated according to Luni-Solar calendar, Ugadi 2023 will fall on Wednesday March 22. Ugadi is celebrated on the Chaitra Shukla Pratipada and the Pratipada Tithi must prevail during the sunrise of the day.

Pratipada tithi will begin on March 21 (10:52 PM), i.e., after sunrise and will end on March 22 (08:20 PM).

History of Ugadi festival

According to old legends, Ugadi is the day on which Lord Brahma began creating the universe.

Ugadi is the day that is dedicated to Lord Brahma despite Him being cursed by Lord Shiva that He will never be worshiped.


The festival of Ugadi is celebrated with great excitement and enthusiasm by people of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. They begin preparations for the Ugadi festival around one week before the day arrives. People thou roughly clean their houses and start shopping for new clothes and gifts for their friends and families.

On the day of Ugadi people wake up early in the morning and take an oil-bath which is a famous practice of Ugadi. They wear new or clean clothes and start decorating their homes. It is said that by decorating homes from mango leaves, special blessings are obtained from Lord Kartikeya and Lord Ganesha. With this belief, people tie mango leaves at the entrance of their house and on the windows as well. Making beautiful rangoli and decorating the house with flowers and colors is also a famous tradition on Ugadi. After the decoration, prayers are offered to the Gods at homes and temples and people seek their blessings in the form of happiness and prosperity.

Apart from decoration of houses, preparation of special dishes on the day of Ugadi festival is also a very popular tradition. There is a dish named Ugadi Pachadi which consists of six different tastes which also represents six emotions experienced by human.

It is prepared from Tamarind (sour taste that represents unpleasantness), Jaggery (sweet taste that represents joy or happiness), unripe mango (tangy taste that represents surprise), Neem flowers (bitter taste that represents sadness), Black pepper (hot taste that represents anger) and Salt (salty taste that represents fear). Apart from this, many delicacies are prepared in different regions such as pulihora, bobbatlu, bevu bella, etc.

Reading horoscope is also a famous tradition of Ugadi where members of a family sit together and see their horoscopes for the upcoming year. Normlly, the horoscopes are read by any elder of the family or by a priest. Poetry events are also organized at many places where poets represent their proficiency in reciting Ashtavadhaanam, Shathavadhanam and Sahasravadhanam.

Festivals Similar to Ugadi

The festival of Ugadi is celebrated as Gudi Padwa in the state of Maharashtra. Chaitra Navratri, a festival mainly observed in North India, also begins on the day of Ugadi and concludes on Ram Navami. Similarly different states in India celebrate the Ugadi festival in different names but they all mark the beginning of new year.

  • Samvatsar Padvo celebrated Konkanis in Goa and Kerala
  • Thapna celebrated by people of Rajasthan
  • Navreh celebrated by people in Kashmir
  • Sajibu Nongma Panba or Meetei Cheiraoba celebrated in Manipur
  • Cheti Chand observed by Sindhi people
  • Nyepi, new year festival celebrated by Hindus of Bali and Indonesia

Ugadi 2023 Wishes and SMS

Happy Ugadi 2022

May this Ugadi brings good luck, aspiration and new hope in your life. Wish you a Happy Ugadi.

We wish all your dreams become true. Happy Ugadi 2023.

Wishing you a very happy new year and a prosperous & happy life ahead. Wish you a blessed Ugadi.

May God shower happiness, health and success in your life. Happy Ugadi!

Happy Ugadi to you and your loves ones!


Ugadi is also known as Yugadi, Samvatsaradi, Telugu New Year, and Kannada New Year. Telugu people call this festival as Ugadi (ఉగాది), while Kannadiga people call it as Yugadi (ಯುಗಾದಿ).

This festival is mainly observed by Hindus in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka. The festival is also celebrated in Goa.

The festival usually falls in either late March or early April according to the Gregorian calendar.

Many colourful patterns are drawn on the floor on this special day which is otherwise known as Muggulu. People also celebrate the Ugadi festival by giving and buying new clothes, preparing and sharing a food named pachadi, helping poor, and visiting Hindus temples.

Pachadi is a special food prepared by combining all flavors including sour, sweet, salty, astringent, bitter, and piquant.

The day of Ugadi is also observed as a national public holiday in Mauritius and Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is date of Ugadi 2023 in India?

It will be celebrated on Wednesday March 22 in India.

Why do we celebrate Ugadi?

The celebration of Ugadi (Telugu New Year) takes places on first day of the Chaitra month in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka.

Who celebrate Ugadi festival?

It is a Hindu festival.

Is Ugadi a holiday in India?

Ugadi is a holiday in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana.

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