Sadhguru's Ugadi Message

Sadhguru gives us a special Ugadi message, revealing the science behind why it is considered the beginning of the new year.
 

Read in Telugu: ఉగాదికి ఒక ప్రాముఖ్యత ఉంది!

Read in Hindi: गुढीपाडवा और उगादी : नव वर्ष की शुरुआत

There is a certain significance to Ugadi being the New Year, and not the first of January, in terms of what is occurring in the planet and in the human physiology and mind on this day. Ugadi follows the lunisolar calendar, which has a direct connection with the way the human body is made. The Indian calendar is very significant not just culturally but scientifically because it connects you with the movements of the planet.

Chandramana Ugadi is the beginning of a new year as per the lunisolar calendar largely followed by the Indian people for many millennia. As in everything else that comes from the East, even the calendar is in terms of what it does to the human physiology and consciousness. The tilt of the globe renders the northern hemisphere to receive the highest amount of the Sun’s energy during the 21-day period that starts from Ugadi. Though it may be uncomfortable for humans in terms of the temperature soaring, this is the time when the earth’s batteries are charged. Ugadi is on the first day of the waxing moon after the first new moon post equinox, suggesting a new beginning.

There is a science behind Ugadi which enhances human wellbeing in many different ways.

In preparation for this hottest period of the year in tropical latitudes, it is a tradition that people start this segment of the year with elaborate application of cooling oils like castor. Unlike the modern calendars of the day, which ignore human experience in relation to the planetary movement, the lunisolar calendar (chandramana - souramana panchanga) takes into account the experience and impact that is happening to the human being and hence, the calendar being adjusted to latitudes.

Ugadi is not celebrated as the New Year just as part of a belief system or a convenience – there is a science behind it which enhances human wellbeing in many different ways. The profoundness of what this nation has been is being rubbished today simply because some other nations have moved ahead of us economically. We will also soon move ahead economically, but the profoundness that this culture carries cannot be created in a few years’ time; this is the outcome of thousands of years of work.


 
A simple thing you can do to start your new year is when you pick up your telephone, don’t just say “hello” or “hi” or something else. Say “Namaste” or “Namaskar” or “Namaskaram” or “Vanakkam”. There is a significance to uttering such words in your life – where what you say or do to God, you do to everyone around you. This is the best way to live.

If something is sacred for you and something else is not, then you are missing the whole point. Make this New Year a possibility for you to recognize this divinity in every human being.

Love & Blessings

Editor's Note: Find out more about the wonderful intricacies of Indian culture in this collection of Sadhguru’s articles on the subject.

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5 years 3 months ago

Namaste All

5 years 2 months ago

Namaste to you Sadhguru, Namaskaram to all, Pau lagi to all elders (for blessings).
I never liked celebrating New Year in Europe as a Indian. But since 3 years i discovered the importance of India's New Year. For many people over here it's a sad time, people get depressed and much more. It's 2014 apil, so now i would say Namaskaram everybody and a happy new year!

6 years 3 months ago

Ugadi Subhakankshalu.,,,,,

5 years 3 months ago

Namaskaram to every living soul!!!

6 years 3 months ago

Wonderful post. Shall start with saying Namaskaram from today onwards.

4 years 3 months ago

Namaste to eveybody. I bow down to all of you.

6 years 3 months ago

Every one, Namaste.

5 years 3 months ago

Namaskaram. Ugadi Subhakankshalu

6 years 3 months ago

Great Post!Always feel wonderful while saying Namskaram

4 years 3 months ago

Namaskaram Sadhguru its longing to see you once any upcoming online programs or stastangs in Hyderabad ?

6 years 3 months ago

Namaskar
Thanks Sadhuru for letting us know the profoundness of Indian Culture.
Will begin my conversations(phone,e-mail etc) with Namaskar!

5 years 3 months ago

Lovely message, this gives the new thought in our life to start the new way of life

Really thinking differently by adding our core values to the life is great.

6 years 3 months ago

In the last day of of session i.e. 9th april 2013 , while expressing my feeling message to participant i started with Namaskaram, which sound so wonderful ........

4 years 3 months ago

Namaste _/_

6 years 3 months ago

Namaskaram Sadhguru, i celebrated Ugadi very well.....it will go on....great message!

5 years 3 months ago

Yep..!! I always knew my new year was something special.. Thank you so much Sadhguru ji for telling me the science behind this auspicious telugu new year..! ! :D

6 years 3 months ago

So when would the new year begin for someone on or just below the tropic of capricorn?

3 years 3 months ago

VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL WRITEUP

6 years 3 months ago

Tilt is currently 23.4 and it will stay the same in coming years.For the next 1 million years, the cycle will carry the obliquity between 22° 13' 44" and 24° 20' 50".

5 years 3 months ago

NAMASKARAM SADHGURU, A VERY HAPPY UGADI TO YOU

6 years 3 months ago

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This is the day when the planet is closest to the Sun in its annual orbit..
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I believe this is not true. I read in space.com that the correct day is January 2nd, 2013.

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and the tilt of the globe renders the northern hemisphere to receive the highest amount of the Sun’s energy during the 21-day period that starts from Ugadi.

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Pardon me. Isnt the tilt sttepest on June 20th?

2 years 4 months ago

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6 years 3 months ago

Namaste dear teacher, I fully enjoy your blog's, ? what do you recall about the Atlantian & Lumerian tales in relation to Shiva and his time teaching the Rishi's

5 years 3 months ago

NAMASKARAM SADHGURU, A VERY HAPPY UGADI TO YOU.

Sadhguru, I wanted to know at what time on this day Ugadi Starts . Should this time be considered

Thanks,
HARIOM

6 years 3 months ago

Why do we neem flower in this day? What is the significance of the neeem?

6 years 3 months ago

I like how Sadhguru is telling everyone to stay positive and keep the positive energy alive more than anything else. Namaste everyone!

5 years 3 months ago

Vanakkam makkalea!

6 years 3 months ago

This year(2013) Jan 2 marks the time when the Earth is at perihelion, the point in its orbit at which it is closest to the sun. Also the amount of sunlight received by Earth doesn't depend on whether it is at closest point or farthest point from sun. That makes only about 7% difference. We get more sunlight or less sunlight because of the tilt(around 23.4 degrees). The explanation is a bit confusing.

5 years 3 months ago

Good thought

6 years 3 months ago

Namaskaram!

5 years 3 months ago

Sadhguru Ji namastae..... he is Man who is very much calculative on science and spiritual impacts on human being

6 years 3 months ago

Namaste - Just feel like listening what ever Sadguru says - he is awesome.

6 years 3 months ago

Namaskaram.. Ugadhi Subakankshalu :)