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,