Ugadi festival (Yugadi) marks the beginning of Hindu New Year. It falls on the first day of Chaitra Month as per Telugu and Kannada Panchangams. It also marks the beginning of Chaitra Navratri (Vasant Navratri / Sri Rama Navaratri Utsavam).
Ugadi marks the beginning of Telugu New Year and Kannada New Year along with Marathi New Year (Gudi Padwa).
In 2015, Ugadi 2015 date is 21 March, Saturday. It onsets the herald of Manmadha Nama Samvatsaram in Hindu calendars.