Ugadi (literally - the start of an era) or Telugu New Year Day is the new year's day for the people of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the Chaitra Sudhdha Paadyami or the first day of a lunar year, which generally falls in the months of March or April of the Solar Calendar year.

The Telugus celebrate the festival by consuming a heterogenous mixture of which the ingredients stand for the basic types of tastes. The list of ingredients include

These different tastes in the mixture symbolize the mixed nature of the coming new year.