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Puthandu (Tamil: புத்தாண்டு), also known as Puthuvarusham or Varusha pirappu or Tamil New Year, is the first day of year on the Tamil calendar ( first day of Tamil month Chithirai). Tamil New Year is celebrated with feasts in Hindu homes and the entrances to the houses are decorated elaborately with kolams. Every year in the month of Chithrai (the first month of the Hindu calendar), Tamil New Year is observed with much gaiety and fervor. It therefore almost always falls on or about 14 April every year on the Gregorian calendar.
|Puthandu, Tamil New Year, தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு|
|Observed by||Tamil Hindus in India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Malaysia, Singapore|
|Significance||Tamil New Year|
|Celebrations||Feasting, gift-giving, visiting homes and temples|
|Date||First day of Chitterai in the Tamil calendar|
|2017 date||Friday, 14 April|
|Related to||Vaisakhi, Vishu (Kerala), Burmese New Year, Cambodian New Year, Lao New Year, Malayali New Year, Odia New Year, Sri Lankan New Year, Thai New Year|
The Tamil New Year follows the spring equinox and generally falls on 14 April of the Gregorian year. The day celebrates the first day of the traditional Tamil calendar and is a public holiday in both Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. The same date is observed as the traditional new year by many Hindus in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Manipur, Tripura, Bihar, Odisha, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan as well as by Hindus in Nepal and Bangladesh. Several Buddhist communities in Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Sinhalese in Sri Lanka also celebrate the same day as their new year, likely an influence of the shared culture between South and Southeast Asia in the 1st millennium CE.
In Tamil Nadu when Sankranthi takes place after sunrise and before sunset the year begins on the same day. If Sankranthi takes place after sunset then the year begins on the following day.
This rule is good to start first day of the year for civil reckoning. However auspicious time, for Dan-Punya activities during Mesha Sankranthi, is independent of above rules and should be done after considering exact moment of Sankranthi because only certain time duration before and after Sankranthi moment is considered auspicious for Sankranthi related activities.
Tamil New Year’s Day or Varusha Pirappu or Tamil Puthandu is celebrated in the beginning of Chithirai-the first month in the Tamil Calendar year. On this day people wear new clothes and relish festive food. Maanga Pachadi or raw mango pachadi is a must in the New Year’s menu. It is a sweet, sour and bitter dish made with raw mangoes, jaggery and neem flowers.
It is a ritual to make dishes and offer to the Gods on this day. The dishes are made and served in front of the deities in the Pooja Room on Plantain leaves. The common dishes made as offerings are Rice Payasam or Adai Pradhaman, Masala or Medhu Vadai, Mangai Veppampoo Pachadi, Avial and Vegetable Kootu or Porial.
The Rice Payasam or Adai Pradhaman is a sweet dish made of milk, rice, jaggery and coconut milk. Medhu Vadai is a very common snack which is popular not only in South India, but all over the country. It is a must for every occasion, served with chutney or sambhar. It is made using the urad deal as the main ingredient.
With raw mangoes, neem flowers, and jaggery, the Maangai Veppampoo Pachadi is made. The ingredients make it taste sweet, salty, sour and bitter, all at the same time. The different colors of life are symbolized with this dish.
Kavalaiyin Kavalai KAVIDHAI :
Irukkum Boadhu Mattum,
Ipadi Pesama iruntha Epadi.
Innum 3 days Than iruku.
Ada Yaravathu Aarambinga pa.
Sari, Naney Aarambikiren.
On this Tamil New Year,
Wish you be showered with
The Divine blessings…
Of happiness and Prosperity
Puthandu Vazthukal !!!
God Bless you & Keep you Safe Always Not Only
2day Life dat is comng In your Way.
May Year 2Follow B Among The Best you hv Evr Spend in your life
Happy new year to all tamil
“Wish You Happy Tamil New Year!”