Jaya Nama samvatsara, the Telugu year, has something promising in store for everyone. Though a steep rise in essential commodities is predicted, the people will not feel the pinch as their income levels would go up considerably, according to almanac writer and scholar Kappagantu Subbarama Sarma.

Mummaneni Subba Rao Siddhartha Kalapeetham organised panchanga pathanam to celebrate Ugadi, Telugu New Year, by the scholar here on Monday.

Reading out the almanac, Mr. Sarma said that prolonged summer and delayed rainy and winter seasons were expected this year. Notwithstanding, the granaries would brim with food grains. The prices, however, would go up due to faulty policies of the governments, he said.

Above all, though ‘Jaya’ Nama samvatsara brings cheers to people from all walks of life, those in power may have to suffer setbacks. The year was not favourable to incumbent governments if the planetary positions were to be considered. People, however, need to remember that it was next to impossible to predict which party or politician would come to power. Even if some astrologer was doing so, it would be a wild guess, Mr. Sarma felt.

As Krishna is ‘pasupalaka’ this year, dairy sector would prosper and develop. Agriculture and defence sectors would get a boost. Intellectuals would be honoured. The New Year brings pushakarams to river Yamuna in June. People could have a dip at Triveni sangamam and places of their choice, he added.

Kalapeetham president Paladugu Lakshman Rao and secretary C. Sundararama Sarma and others were present.

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