Ugadi – Nandana Nama Samvatsara(ನಂದನ ನಾಮ ಸಂವತ್ಸರ) – March 23rd 2012

The new year for all Hindus start from March 23rd 2012. This year it is Nanadana Nama Samvatsara (ನಂದನ ನಾಮ ಸಂವತ್ಸರ ).

Panchangas for Uttaradi Math is available online at the following links in Kannada and Sanskrit. I have downloaded the Kannada one already.

Below are the links for Kannada and Sanskrit.

1. Kannada Panchanga

2. Sanskrit Panchanga

P.S: Thanks a million to the webmaster at Uttaradi Math for these downloads. It greatly helps each and every one in following our customs and traditions.

In most Madhwa houses, the leaves of neem also called Bevu ಬೇವು is mixed with jaggery called Bella ಬೆಲ್ಲ; and is distributed on the occasion. Neem, which is extremely bitter in taste( Kahi) , and jaggery which is sweet and delicious, signify the two different aspects of human life – joy and sorrow.

Here are some recipes posted in this blog to prepare during the festival:

P.S: As always no food is prepared with onion or garlic.
You can find some amazingly good greetings in Kannada, at the following link

And here is the lyrics for the famous song by Shri Bendre, which we used to hear on major radio channels, Yuga Yugadi Kaledaru:

yuga yugAdi kaLedarU yugAdi maraLi barutide
hosa varushake hosa harushava hosatu hosatu tarutide

honge hUva tongalalli bhrungada sangIta kEli matte kELabarutide
bEvina kahi bALinalli hUvina nasugampu sUsi jIvakaLeya tarutide

varushakondu hosatu janma harushakondu hosatu neleyu akhila jIvajAtake
onde ondu janmadali onde bAlya onde haraya namagadashTE EtakO

niddegomme nitya maraNa edda sala navIna janana namage Eke

bAradOelE sanatkumAradEva elE sAhasi chiranjIva ninage lIle sEradO

yuga yugAdi kaLedarU yugAdi maraLi barutide
hosa varushake hosa harushava hosatu hosatu tarutide nammanashTe maretide

You can of course listen to a preview of this song sung by S.Janaki at the following links here:

Watch on Youtube here.

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Lalitha Rao on March 15, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Happy Ugadi to you, Raghu, Sneha, Lakshmi and Uncle. Let new Nandana Nama Samvatsara bring Health, Happiness and Peace to everyone.


    • Posted by meeraghu on March 15, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks, Aunty. No festival for us until June 2012. I will inform Mom & Dad about your wishes.

      Wish you all a HAPPY UGADI.


  2. Posted by Arvind Pradhan on March 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Meeera avare,

    Better late than never:

    देवकी कंद मुकुंद मुकुंद

    निगमोधारा नवनीत चोरा खगपती वाहन जगतोधारा

    शंख चक्रधरा श्री गोविंदा पंकज लोचना परमानंदा

    मकर कुंडलधर मोहना वेषा रुकुमिनी वल्लभ पांडवा पोषा

    कंस मर्दना कौस्तुभभरणा हंस वाहना पूजित चरणा

    वर वेलापुर चन्ना प्रसन्ना पुरंदर विठ्ठला सकल गुण पूर्णा


  3. Posted by kishore upadhyay on March 22, 2012 at 10:18 am


    Nandana samvatsara Yugaadi Shubhaashaya.
    Do not mind. It is not neem leaves. It must be neem flowers.
    May SriKrsna grant greater joys and delights and contentment.

    om namo bhagawatey vasudevayah


  4. Posted by ramakrishna on March 23, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Nandana Nama means????????????


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