A variety of celebrations were held at Prashenthy Nilayam to mark the Telugu New Year, Ugadi. The events commenced with Veda chanting that was followed by Panchanga Shravanam by noted Vedic scholar Sri Kuppa Siva Subrahmanya Avadhani Garu. This new year is named Durmukhi.
Carnatic singing duo, sisters Dr TK Saroja and Ms TKL Sujatha, both qualified music professionals, presented a soulful classical session in the evening. Presenting a collection of selected songs covering the pantheon of prominent Hindu Gods and Goddesses, the duo regaled the audience for over an hour, presenting a quality music session.