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Sri Hemalambinama Samvatsara Calendar

Pushyarka and Guru Pushya Yoga in Hemalambi Nama Samvatsara:

List of Festivals in Hemalambi Nama Samvatsara:

List of Ekadashis in Hemalambi Nama Samvatsara:


The new year for all Hindus starts from March 29th 2017. This year it is Sri Hemalambi nama Samvatsara
Please check your local calendars for exact date.

Panchangas for Raghavendra Mutta is available online and posted in this blog as well.

Download Kannada Panchanga

Download English Panchanga

Our sincere thanks to the web site admins for both web sites for providing the links in Kannada and English.

During Ugadi, 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.

Authentic Madhwa Recipes page posted on the right hand side has several recipes you can prepare:

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.

P.S: I am in Bangalore, India for work and was able to get the Uttaradi Mutta panchanga from 4th block complex.

As I was browsing the net for the upcoming 2015-2016 calendar for Manmatha Nama Samvatsara, I found a great resource for all of you to find important dates for 2015. The calendar is english and is sufficient until we get the Panchanga for the new year 2015-2016.

Based on the calendar, Ugadi our new year is on March 21st 2015. If you want to make plans ahead for the many festivals coming in August and September 2015, this is a great resource.

Many thanks to the webadmin from for the calendar.

Please take a look.

Happy Ugadi – ಯುಗಾದಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಹಾರ್ದಿಕ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು

An email I received from Ms. Bhavana Damle shows how ಬೇವು – ಬೆಲ್ಲ -Neem flowers and Jaggery are used during the Ugadi festival.

Bevu - Bella

ಮರೀಚಿ ಹಿಂಗ ಲವಣ ಅಜಮೋದಿಕ ಶರ್ಕರ |
ತಿಂತ್ರಿಣೀ ಮೇಲನಂ ಕೃತ್ವಾ ಭಕ್ಷಯೇತ್ ರೋಗನಾಶನಂ ||
marIchi hiMga lavaNa ajamOdika sharkara |
tiMtriNI mElanaM kRutvA bhakShayEt rOganAshanaM ||

marIchi= black pepper = ಕರಿ ಮೆಣಸು
hiMga = Asafoetida = ಇಂಗು
lavaNa = Salt = ಉಪ್ಪು
ajamOdika = ajwain seeds = ಓಮ ಕಾಳು
sharkara = sugar = ಸಕ್ಕರೆ
tiMtriNI = Tamarind = ಹುಣಸೆ

Bhavana Says:

Dear Meera,
We prepare bevu – bella on Ugadi mixing above items with tender neem leaves. But we add jaggery instead of sugar.We crush them together and eat on this auspicious day. This is very tasty also.