Today, April 6, the whole world is celebrating Ugadi, the New Year's eve for the people of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. Ugadi is not only popular in these states but across the country. The festival is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu calendar month of Chaitra. To share the joy and happiness, many politicals have extended their wishes including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan among others.

PM Narendra Modi in a tweet said, "Ugadi greetings to everyone! I pray that this auspicious occasion leads to the fulfilment of all your aspirations." The Prime Minister also prayed for everyone's happiness and best health. Ugadi 2019 Date and Significance: Chaitra Sukladi Celebrations and Customs Associated With the Hindu New Year.

Rahul Gandhi while greeting people in a Twitter post said, "Greetings & best wishes to all Indians on the auspicious occasion of Ugadi 🌈 #HappyUgadi." Ugadi 2019: From Obbattu to Ugadi Pachadi Here Are Traditional Recipes From Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka to Celebrate New Year.

"Ugadi & Gudi Padwa mark the beginning of New Year in India! My warm greetings to everyone on the joyous occasion of #Ugadi, #GudiPadwa & numerous other festivities associated with the #NewYear. May this year bring infinite happiness, peace & prosperity for everyone," said Dharmendra Pradhan.

Meanwhile, Gudi Padwa, also known as Gudhi Padwa, the Marathi new year is also celebrated today. This day is celebrated as a popular festival in Maharashtra and Goa.

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