South Indian Hindus buy mango and neem leaves, used during events to mark the Hindu New Year, at a market in Bangalore.MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images

The first day of Chaitra, the first month in the Hindu calendar, falls on Saturday, April 5, in 2019. The day, which is celebrated as the New Year's Day, is known as Ugadi or Yugadi in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

The term Ugadi has been derived from the Sanskrit words "yuga," or age, and "adi," or beginning, and hence it is called as "the beginning of a new age." Taking an oil bath, wearing new clothes, performing special poojas, preparing sweets and going to temples are part of Ugadi festival.

IBTimes India has compiled a list of Ugadi wishes, messages, and greetings that you can share with your near and dear ones.

  • May this year be filled with many blessings and your life be as bright as ever. Happy Ugadi.
  • May this Ugadi be a new beginning for you filled with love and prosperity. Wishing you happy Ugadi.
  • May this Ugadi bring joy, wealth and health to you and your dear ones.
  • May it brighten your life with full of happiness and blessing. Happy Ugadi 2019.
  • May this Ugadi bring you peace and harmony.
    May the lights triumph over darkness.
    May peace transcend the earth. Wishing you with all the blessing of the Ugadi festival.
  • I wish to spread the joy and greetings of the New Year with the glowing lights of Ugadi. Wishing you a very happy new year
  • Let this Ugadi usher in a Good and Sweet Year, both materially and spiritually.
  • May this year showers a lot more blessings on you to make you a better person. Happy Ugadi.
  • May Ugadi bring you good fortune this year and always!
  • In a life filled up with many ups and downs, may you be able to handle the situations you come across in the best ways possible. Happy Ugadi 2019.
  • Let's gather around and celebrate the dawn of the sparkling new year to be filled with joyful moments, good health and surprises. Happy Ugadi wishes to your family.
  • Here is another Ugadi. It's time to open a new chapter in your life. May this New Year brings new ideas and hopes to make your life better. Happy new year wishes.
  • Wishing you a bright, blissful, delightful, energetic, healthy, great, prosperous and extremely happy Ugadi.