Ugadi marks the beginning of the Telugu New Year. It also brings happiness with the onset of Vasanth Ruthu (spring). Ugadi name has been changed from Yuga Aadi (Yuga + Aadi means beginning of New age).
The Lord Mahavishnu, one of the Hindu Trinity, representing the preservative aspect of the universe as in his previous incarnations (avatars), descended into the world to kill the ten-headed Asura named Ravana.
The gods could not kill the demon Raktabija. Every drop of his blood that touched the ground transformed itself
into another Raktabija. Within a few minutes of striking this asura with their weapons, the gods would find the
entire battlefield covered with millions of Raktabija clones....