Happy Ugadi: Do you know what these six ingredients in Bevu-Bella signify?

First Published 6, Apr 2019, 8:54 AM IST

Ugadi is one of the most important festivals in Karnataka as it marks the beginning of the new Hindu calendar.  On the occasion of Ugadi, families in Karnataka prepare a simple yet auspicious dish, known as Bevu-Bella. It is made using six ingredients - signifying the various tastes of life and also that of human emotions.
 

Ugadi is one of the most important festivals in Karnataka as it marks the beginning of the new Hindu calendar.  On the occasion of Ugadi, families in Karnataka prepare a simple yet auspicious dish, known as Bevu-Bella. It is made using six ingredients - signifying the various tastes of life and also that of human emotions.

Ugadi is one of the most important festivals in Karnataka as it marks the beginning of the new Hindu calendar. On the occasion of Ugadi, families in Karnataka prepare a simple yet auspicious dish, known as Bevu-Bella. It is made using six ingredients - signifying the various tastes of life and also that of human emotions.

Here are the six ingredients used during the preparation of Bevu-Bella

Here are the six ingredients used during the preparation of Bevu-Bella

Green Mango: Unripened mango signifies surprise.

Green Mango: Unripened mango signifies surprise.

Neem flower/buds: Neem flowers carry the taste of bitterness signifying sadness.

Neem flower/buds: Neem flowers carry the taste of bitterness signifying sadness.

Green chilli: The spicy taste of green chilli portrays anger.

Green chilli: The spicy taste of green chilli portrays anger.

Tamarind: This signifies disgust.

Tamarind: This signifies disgust.

Jaggery: The sweet taste of jaggery brings happiness.

Jaggery: The sweet taste of jaggery brings happiness.

Salt: It depicts as fear.

Salt: It depicts as fear.

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