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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
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Tamil New Year

The he month of Chittrai (April - May) embarks the time of festivities in Tamil Nadu. Tamil’s New Year Day ” Puthandu” is celebrated on April 13 or 14 every year (according to the Gregorian Calender). People greet each other “Puthandu Vazthukal” which means Happy New Year. This auspicious day is also popular as Varusha Pirappuv. As per the Hindu mthyical legends, Lord Brahma started creation of the universe.


The Tamil New Year starts in on with the auspicious sight of ‘Kanni’ which is the first dawn of the very first day of the year. The age old tradition of looking at the auspicious things like gold, silver, jewellery, nuts, fruits, vegetables, flowers, betel leaves and coconuts ensure good luck for the coming year. “Maanga Pachadi” is a special dish prepared and savored on this day. Maanga Pachadi is prepared from neem flowers, raw mango and jaggery which tastes bitter, sour and sweet all in one go. All most all Tamilians complete the daily rituals,wear new attire and visit the temples first seeking the holy blessings of the gods.

The legends speak of creation of the universe by Lord Brahma began on this day and that Goddess Meenakshi got married to Lord Sundareswarar too. Some places in Tamil Nadu also celebrate the Chitthirai festival. At Tiruvadamarudur near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, a Car Festival is held on a grand scale which is enjoyed by one and all.

The deep philosophy and religious intensity of India can be well experienced in the typical Tamil way of celebrating the New Year where visiting the temple in order to pray for a prosperous future is one of the important element of the day.

12 months in Tamil calendar

  • Chittirai (mid-April to mid-May)
  • Vaikaasi (mid-May to mid-June)
  • Aani (mid-June to mid-July)
  • Aadi (mid-July to mid-August)
  • Aavani (mid-August to mid-September)
  • Purattaasi (mid-September to mid-October)
  • Aipassi (mid-October to mid-November)
  • Kaarthigai (mid-November to mid-December)
  • Maargazhi (mid-December to mid-January)
  • Thai (mid-January to mid-February)
  • Maasi (mid-February to mid-March)
  • Panguni (mid-March to mid-April)

Tamil New Year SMS

chittirai thirunaalai vimarsaiyaga kondadum tamil makkal
annaivarukkum enn idhyam kanida tamil pudthandu
nalvazhthukkalai makirshiyodu therivithu kolkiren

Happy Tamil New Year!!!





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