Hyderabad, March 16: Ugadi, the Telugu New Year, was celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety across Andhra Pradesh today.
People enjoyed traditional Ugadi ‘pachadi'(chutney) — a concoction of fresh neem flowers, tamarind juice, fresh jaggery, finely chopped raw mangoes, banana slices, a pinch of salt and chili powder –, a combination of all tastes that symbolises the essence of life to mark the new year named ‘Vikruti’.
Dressed in traditional attire, they visited temples and listened to ‘Pachanga Sravanam’ (narration of almanac) organised at temples and other places.
Chief Minister K Rosaiah, several ministers and legislators attended the ‘Panchanga Sravanam’ organised at Ravindra Bharati auditorium here.
Speaking on the occasion, Rosaiah hoped that New Year would bring good luck to the state.
‘Panchanga Sravanam’ was also organised at the main offices of ruling Congress, main opposition Telugu Desam, Praja Rajyam and BJP here.