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Significance of Mango Leaves Toran on Ugadi – Mamidi Toranalu

On Ugadi, people decorate the entrance of home with Mango leaves (Mango leaf Toran) and this is a must for many Hindus. Fresh Mango leaves are attached to a string and are hung atop the doors and windows. Symbolically it signifies freshness, prosperity and the hope of a good harvest and incident free year.

Legend has it that it was Kartikeya (Muruga or Skanda) who asked his devotees to tie green mango leaves on doorways. It is said that both Ganesh and Kartik are fond of Mango leaves.