Khara Naama Ugadi
This year Ugadi will be celebrated in Mauritius on 4 April 2011. In Mauritius Ugadi is a national festival and it is public holiday. The Telugus give a lot of importance to this festival because it the first festival in the Telugu calender. Telugus also believe that Ugadi marks the beginning of time and the creation of the universe and offerings to the Almighty plays a primordial place. All temples will be crowed with devotees of the Lord and devotees will also partake of the special preparation known as Ugadi Pacchadi. Cultural programmes are held in every place and one such programme was held yesterday in Quatre Bornes.
All the Telugu associations of Q. Bornes in collaboration with the municipality of the town organised a cultural show to mark the arrival of Khara Naama Ugadi. Eminent personalities were present and the Mayor of the Town Mrs Oxenam gave a wonderful speech on that occasion and she was widely applauded.
Many children, youngsters and elders of different associations participated in the cultural show. Those who attended got a good glimpse of the Telugu culture as practice in Mauritius. The show was made for all the age groups. There were Kuchipudi dance , devotional songs, poems recitation, folk dances, potpouri, speeches and modern Telugu dance by energetic youngsters of the town of Q Bornes. The audience was presented a brief on every item of the programme by four talented, charming young girls namely, Meera, Ravishna, Reshma snd Aswina. They shared equal responsibilities in presenting the programme and they spared no effort to entertained the audience at every moment it was needed. Hats off to all the four angels. It was mind blowing.
A few snaps for your appreciation.
Did you know that Ugadi Pacchadi is a traditional vaccination used by our ancestors?
Just look at the content of these ingredients of the Pacchadi and their medicinal value.