Nimba Kusuma Bakshanam

Nimba Kusuma Bakshanam is a popular ritual observed on Ugadi festival. Ugadi is the Telugu and Kannada New Year day which falls on Chaitra Shukla Padyami, the first day of Chaitra Masam in Amavasyant Panchangams followed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. ‘Nimba’ means the Neem, Kusuma means the flowers and Bakshana means eating. […]

Ugadi Pachchadi or Ugadhi Pachadi, Ugadi Special Recipe

The important ritual and tradition of Ugadi is eating a special recipe called ‘Ugadi Pachchadi (a special chutney recipe). Ugadi Pacchhadi represents the Shadruchis (six essences of life). Ugadi Pacchhadi indicates the every moment of ones life with its bitterness, tang, sourness, heat and saltiness and sweetness. In 2018, Ugadi festival date is March 18. […]