In the Hindu or the Indian calendar, the Saka calendar begins with the month of Chaitra (March–April) and Ugadi or Gudi Padwa marks the first day of the New Year. It falls on a different day every year because the Hindu calendar is basically a luni-solar calendar.
Ugadi, is the Hindu New Year celebrated by the people of the Indian Deccan region, also known as the Telugu Samvatsara. Ugadi is the New Year's Day for the people of the Telugu and Kannada communities in India. This holiday is one of the most auspicious days for Telugus and Kannadigas.
This holiday is also known as Gudi Padwa or the Marathi New Year in Maharashtra. In some parts of India it is known as Vikram Samvat or Bhartiya Nav Varsh, Yugadi in Karnataka, Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba in Manipur, while the Sindhis celebrate the New Year day as Cheti Chand.