Today is yugadi , beginning of the solilunar new year .
Today begins the vedic new year
Chaitra shukla pratipada of Sree jaya sanvatsara .
Shalivahan shaka 1937 .
Sree Madhwacharya shaka 815
Sree Raghavendra Swami 345
How should we spend this day ?
Get up early morning remembering Lord Raamchandra and do smaran of moon . Taking permission from elderly eat the flowery seeds of neem , nimbakdal bhakshanam .
Take a plate or bowl pour ghee into it , and see once face in it ,then look into a mirror .
Invite a good astrologer friend with contentment and happy frame of mind , listen to panchanga , excited and with enthusiasm , kings and organisational heads must participate in muhurta pariksha , observe the shakun . ( this will help in noting down events particular to kingdom organisations for that year )
In the morning one must take mangal snana ( head bath with multiple select herbs invigorated with mantras ) along with friends and family . Anointing the body with precious jewels and new clothes one must stay suchi ( pure and pious ) all through .
Worshipping Devatas and Dwijas with shodashopachaar , having done archana one must especially strive to take asheesh ( blessings ) of bramhanas .
Having consumed nimba patra ( neem leaves ) one must proceed to listen to Yearly predictions ( its results phala , varshajam phalam ) .
One must take oil bath , this will save from Naraka for the soul .
Oil is laxmi swaroop on this day and all waterbodies ( even tap water ) is gangaswaroop , and this tithi of year beginning is very auspicious for tailabhyanga . This will ensure relief from alaxmi ( all inauspicious ) alaxmi parihaar .
Eating leaves of neem prepared as concoction with jaggery and fruits , ensures happiness pleasure honour destruction of diseases , complete longevity all through the year .
Shatayurvajradehaay sarvasampatkaraay ch sarvarishTa vinaashaay nimbakam dalbhakshaNam !
Note – All of you do vishesha panchamrutabhisheka to Sree RaghvendraSwamiji to get complete anugraha for the year .