- Karnataka celebrates Ugadi on March 29
- It marks as the change of lunar orbit as well as beginning of new Hindu calendar
- Main item prepared during the festival is known as Bevu-Bella
Ugadi is one of the most important festivals in Karnataka as it marks the beginning of the new Hindu calendar. On the occasion of Ugadi, families in Karnataka prepare a simple yet auspicious dish, known as Bevu-Bella. It is made using six ingredients - signifying the various tastes of life and also that of human emotions.
Here are the six ingredients used during the preparation of Bevu-Bella
1. Green mango
Unripened mango signifies surprise.
2. Neem flower/buds
Neem flowers carried the taste of bitterness signifying sadness.
3. Green chilli
the spicy taste of green chilli portrays as anger.
The sweet taste of jaggery brings happiness.
Salt depicts as fear.
Tamarind signifies as disgust.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:01 PM IST