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Significance Of The Yugadi Prasadam 

"On Yugadi day, it is a practice among the rural folk to eat what is called Yugadi Pachchadi (Yugadi chutney). This chutney is made from Neem flowers, mango juice, honey, sugar and other ingredients with different tastes. The inner significance of this preparation is to indicate that life is a mixture of good and bad, joy and sorrow, and all of them have to be treated alike with equanimity. Everyone should make resolution that he would face calmly whatever happens, accepting with good grace. Welcome everything. Do not bemoan over anything. Consider everything as for your own good. This is the primary purpose of the Yugadi festival." Sai Baba, SS, 4/99, p. Last cover page 

True Spirit Of Yugadi Celebration 

"You would have celebrated many Yugadi (New Year day) festivals in your life. Certain traditional practices go with every festival, such as having a sacred bath, wearing new clothes, cleaning the house and decorating with buntings of green leaves. Greatness lies in purifying our thoughts, not merely the transient human body. The significance of a festival does not lie in wearing new clothes, but cultivating new and noble thoughts. The house should be decorated not merely with the buntings and green leaves, but with buntings of love. Share your love with everyone who visits your house. Only then we would be celebrating the festival in its true spirit." Sai Baba. SS. 4/99, pp. 86 & 87

"The New Year has to be sanctified by sacred thoughts and broad feelings. Today humanity is stricken with fear and restlessness. Courage and strength are on the decline, because you have unsacred thoughts and wicked feelings." Sai Baba, SS, 4/99, p. 87