Tamil New Year

Tamil New Year

The Tamil New Year is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu Solar Calendar. The Tamil New Year, also known as ‘Puthandu’, is commemorated with feasts in Hindu homes, with kolams adorning the front doorways. Every year in the month of Chithrai (the first month of the Hindu calendar), Tamil New Year is celebrated with tremendous excitement and zeal. The Tamil New Year, which falls on April 14th every year, is a joyous occasion for Tamils all over the world. Tamilians from all walks of life come forward to participate in this festivity. Lord Brahma (the world's Creator, according to Hindu mythology) is said to have begun creation on this day.

When is the Tamil New Year celebrated?

The Tamil calendar is based on the solar cycle and has a sixty-year cycle with twelve months in each year. After the vernal equinox, which falls on April 14th  in the Gregorian calendar, the Tamil New Year is celebrated.

What is special  about the Tamil New Year?

The 'Maanga Pachadi' (a delicacy made of raw mangoes, jaggery, and neem flowers), which is sweet, sour, and bitter at the same time, is the centerpiece of the Tamil New Year Festival in Tamil Nadu. This represents all of the different parts of our lives.

How is Tamil New Year Celebrated?

During the Tamil New Year celebrations, women decorate their front doors with 'kolams' (rice flower designs) and garnish the doorway with mango leaves. A spectacular vehicle festival is conducted every year on Tamil New Year in Thiruvidaimarudur, near Kumbakonam. The “Chithirai Thirunaal” commemorates the marriage of Goddess Meenakshi to Lord Sundereswarar, which takes place in the month of Chithirai. People then take a ritual bath before heading to the temple to pray for a joyful and successful New Year. The Panchangam (almanac) is read after that.

Where do you Buy Tamil New Year products online in the  UK?

On  Tamil New Year the very first thing that your eyes stare at is the 'kanni' (the auspicious sight) at dawn, hoping to start the New Year by looking at auspicious things will bring good luck all through the year. Gold, silver jewelry, betel leaves, nuts, Mukkanigal  Mango, banana, jackfruit,  flowers, raw grains, and coconuts are all considered auspicious. To buy these stuff and to have an awesome start, Lakshmi Stores, the online grocery stores in the UK will lend it’s hand. Lakshmi stores Celebrate Tamil New Year in the UK with their happy customers by providing awesome services.