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Tamiz Varusha Pirappu – Shubh Mangal Ho
The meaning of Puthandu, is Puthuvarusham or Tamil New Year, is the first day of year on the Tamil calendar. The festival date is also set with the solar cycle of the lunar Hindu calendar, as the first day of the Tamil month Chithirai.
The Tamil New Year always falls on April 14th and is an occasion that is celebrated by Tamilians all over the world. Tamilians from different sphere of the society come forward to take part in this celebration. This is the day when Lord Brahma (the Creator of the world, according to Hindu mythology) started the creation. People exchange greetings of ‘Puthandu Vazthukal’ (Happy New Year) with great fervor on this day.
The Tamil New Year day starts with viewing the ‘kanni’ (the auspicious sight) at dawn, out of the expectation that starting the New Year by looking at auspicious things will bring good luck all through the year. The auspicious things are gold and silver jewelry, betel leaves, nuts, fruits and vegetables, flowers, raw rice and coconuts. It is followed by people taking a ritual bath and then they visit the temple to pray for a happy and prosperous New Year. After this, the Panchangam is also read.
Happy Tamil Puthandu Vazthukkal