Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha Season 2


Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha Season 2
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha Season 2


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According to Hindu customs Chandramana Ugadi is celebrated on the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the first month (Chaitra Masa) in the first season of the year i. e. spring (Vasanta - Ritu) in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. As all these important elements are present, this day has special significance marking the commencement of a New Year, termed Samvathsara.

Samvathsara is a Sanskrit term for "year". In Hindu tradition, there are 60 Samvathsaras, each of which has a name. Once all 60 samvathsaras are over, the cycle starts again. The sixty Samvatsaras are divided into 3 groups of 20 Samvatsaras each. The first 20 from Prabhava to Vyaya are attributed to Brahma. The next 20 from Sarvajit to Prabhava to Vishnu & the last 20 to Shiva. It is believed that the creator Lord Brahma started creation on this day. Also the calculations of the great Indian Mathematician Bhaskaracharya proclaim the Ugadi day as the beginning of the New Year, new month and new day. It coincides with the equinox, when day and night are equal. The onset of spring also marks a beginning of new life with plants acquiring new shoots and leaves. The vibrancy of life and verdant fields, meadows full of colourful blossoms signify growth, prosperity and well - being.

Ugadi sets the ball rolling for the spate of festivities to be celebrated throughout the year. As for every major festival, homes are cleaned and spruced up to welcome the New Year. Sesame oil is used to massage the bodies before having a good hot bath. As on every major festival, on Ugadi too, a fresh string of mango leaves (Thorana) is tied to the front door. Legend has it that Kartikeya (Subramanya) and Ganesha advised people to tie green mango leaves to the doorway signifying a good crop and well-being. Rangoli designs are decorated with vibrant colours, mirroring the burst of colour associated with spring.

Bevu - Bella / Ugadi Pachadi:
Spring is a season for raw mangoes spreading its aroma in the air and the fully blossomed Neem tree refreshes the air. With the onset of New Year, it is customary practice among the people of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, to resolve, that they would accept all the experiences of life, happiness and sorrow, success and failure with equanimity. While people of Karnataka take up this resolution by taking a mixture of neem (Bevu) leaves, representing sorrow and jaggery (Bella), and happiness. People of Andhra Pradesh savour Ugadi Pachadi as prasad on an empty stomach after the pooja.

Ugadi Pachadi is made of new jaggery, raw mango pieces, neem flowers and chilli powder, which truly reflects life - a combination of sweet, sour and bitter tastes. Scientifically, it is said that bevu - bella, the mixture of neem leaves and jaggery, purifies the blood and strengthens the body's immune system against diseases.

Manthra to be chanted before taking Bevu Bella:

shatayurvajradehaaya sarvasampatkarayacha |
sarvarishtavinashaya nimbakam dalabhakshanam ||

It means, "Let us consume the sacred bevu-bella mixture for a healthy, wealthy and harm-free life span."

Panchanga Shravanam:
Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar, new Panchanga. So, the most important part of the festival is Panchanga Shravanam - hearing of the Panchanga. Traditionally, the "Panchanga Shravanam" or listening to the annual forecasts as predicted in the Panchanga, was done at the temples or at the Town square. With the onset of modern technology, one can get to hear the priest-scholar on television sets right in one's living room. The scriptures state that the benefits reaped by the listener as well as the reader of Panchanga are equivalent to having a dip in the holy river Ganges. People listening to readings of the Panchanga generally offer new clothes and Dakshina to the priest and seek his blessings.

Kavi Sammelanam:
Kavi Sammelanam (recital of poems) is a typical Telugu Ugadi feature. It's a time when many people look forward to a literary feast in the form of Kavi Sammelanam. Many poets come up with new poems written on subjects ranging from Ugadi to politics to modern trends and lifestyles. Ugadi Kavi Sammelanam is also a launch pad for new and budding poets. It is generally carried live on All India Radio's Hyderabad "A" station and the Doordarshan (TV), Hyderabad following "Panchanga Sravanam" (New Year calendar) narrating the way the New Year would shape up in the lives of people and the State in general. Poets of many hues - political, comic, satirical, reformist, literary and melancholic - make an appearance on the Ugadi stage


Ugadi Menu:
In Karnataka Puliogare, Holige and in Andhra Pradesh, Pulihora, Bobbatlu and preparations made with raw mango are the important special dishes of an Ugadi menu.

Maharashtra - Gudi Padwa:

Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the same day as Chandramana Ugadi as New Year's Day by Maharashtrians and Hindu Konkanis. It is the first day of the Marathi Calendar. While the people of Maharashtra use the term Gudi Padwa for this festival, the Konkanis use Sansar Padvo. Gudi Padwa is considered one of the four most auspicious days in the year when people start new ventures. It is believed that Lord Brahma created the world on this day and so he is worshiped especially at this time. Lord Vishnu too is said to have incarnated as Matsya, the fish, on this day. The gudi, Brahma's flag (Brahmadhvaj), is hoisted in every house at the main entrance towards the right, as a symbolic representation of Rama's victory and happiness on returning to Ayodhya after slaying Vali. Some Maharashtrians also see the gudis as a symbol of victory associated with the conquests of the Maratha forces led by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Gudis are also displayed as they are expected to ward off evil and invite prosperity and good luck into the house.

A gudi is a pole on the top of which an upturned brass or silver pot called a kalash is placed. The gudi is covered with a bright green or yellow silk cloth adorned with brocade (zari) and decorated with marigold flowers, coconuts and mango leaves that symbolize nature's bounty. Gudi is worshiped by offering sandalwood paste, turmeric and vermilion. In some places, it is hoisted in a public place and then, young men of the locality form a pyramid and the person on top of the pyramid breaks the coconut which is in the Kalash. Traditionally, families begin the festivities by eating neem leaves, ajwain, gur (jaggery) and tamarind ground into a paste or crushed neem leaves, cumin seeds, jaggery and salt, before eating anything in the morning. There is a family gathering and Maharashtrian delicacies are prepared for the occasion. The Maharashtrians make puran poli or sweet rotis, soonth pak, usal, shrikhand -a fragrant yogurt dessert and others.

Chetti Chand: 

Just like Ugadi is the New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, and Gudi Padwa is the New Year's Day in Maharashtra, Cheti Chand, which falls on the same day, is the Sindhi New Year Day. According to the Hindu calendar, Cheti Chand is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month known as Chet in Sindhi. Hence it is known as Chet ' I ' Chand. The Sindhi community celebrates the festival of Cheti Chand in honour of the birth of Water God (Varun Devta) and of Ishtadeva Uderolal, popularly known as Jhulelal, the Patron Saint of the Sindhis. On this day, people worship water, the elixir of life. Followers of Jhulelal observe Chaliho Sahab, a vratha. As part of the vratha, for forty long days and nights they observe rituals and vigil on the bank of the river Sindhu. They do not shave, nor do they wear new clothes or footwear. They do not use soap or oil or indulge in any opulence. They just wash their clothes, dry them and wear them again. In the evening, they worship Varun, the Rain God, sing songs in His praise and pray for their solace and salvation. After 40 days of Chaliho, the followers of Jhulelal celebrate the occasion with festivity as Thanks Giving Day.

On the occasion of Cheti Chand, Bahrano Saheb is taken out on a procession to the river front or sea shore. Lakhs of people participate in the long processions taken out in different cities, with colourful floats, depicting the life of the Saint and other aspects of Sindhi culture. The Sindhi folk dance called Chhej is performed with the procession. People go to a river or a lake and Bahrano Saheb is immersed in the water along with rice and sugar prasad called Akho. It is customary to sing Lal Sain's Panjras and Palav to seek his grace. New ventures are started on this day. After the worship of Jhulelal, members of the Sindhi community display and present their rich culture through dance, drama, music and folk arts.

Edited by ash2711 - 10 April 2013 at 3:29am

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Happy Ugadi, gudi parv & cheti chand. Smile

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Happy Ugadi to everyone! Hug

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Thanks n happy ugadi to all who celebrate

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Happy Ugadi to all :-)

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Happy GUDI PADWA allSmile

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