Ugadi 2023: Chaitra Navratri’s first day is celebrated as Ugadi in southern Indian states. The auspicious day is celebrated with great fanfare in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka. Chaitra is the first month of the Hindu lunar calendar; hence, the first day of the 9-day-long festival marks the beginning of Chaitra Navratri. It is also recognized as the Hindu New Year. In some states, this first day is particularly significant. Maharashtra and Goa observe the same day as Gudi Padwa, while Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka celebrate it as Ugadi.