Have you heard about the Tamil New Year which is celebrated in India and Sri Lanka? The Tamil New Year also called Puthandu or Puthuvarudam is celebrated as a festival being the first day of the year on the Tamil calendar. The Tamil New Year date falls on how the solar cycle of the lunisolar Hindu calendar is. Also, the Tamil New Year is also observed the same day in places south and also in South East Asia but they call it another name there such as Vishu in Kerala, and Vaisakhi or Baisakhi in central and northern India.

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During the Tamil period, families clean the house, prepare a fruit tray, and visit their local temples, flowers, and auspicious items. Furthermore, they light up the family puja altar and they greet each other by saying Puthandu Vaazhthugal or Inyia Puthandu Nalvaazhthugal which means happy New Year. After all of this is done by the people, the young ones wear new clothes and pay respect to the elders and also seek their blessings. Then the whole family will come together to eat a vegetarian feast. Tamil is also observed in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tripura, Bihar, Odisha, Punjab, Himachal, Pradesh, Haryana, and all other places.

What is the Tamil New Year Called?

The Tamil new year is called Puthandu according to the Tamils. Reports have shown that that according to the Gregorian year which is the normal calendar states that Puthandu usually falls on the 13th or 14th of April. For several years the Chithirai 1 is the most celebrated by the Tamils in the world.

What is the Tamil New Year 2022 Name?

The Tamil New Year name 2021 is Varusha Pirappu; this is observed on the first day of the Chithirai of the Tamil month.  The Tamil for the year 2021 is observed on a Wednesday on the 14th of April and it makes it a new beginning of Tamil shaka samvata 1943.

What is the Meaning of Sinhala And Tamil New Year?

The meaning of Sinhala and Tamil New Year?  The Sinhala and Tamil New Year is accidentally the time the sun is directly above Sri Lanka and is also the end of the harvest season.  The Tamil new year and the Sinhala have different beliefs, customs, and different religious practices which are linked up to agriculture. The Tamil New Year is celebrated by visiting homes, temples, and also giving gifts out to people.

What to Eat on the Tamil New Year

There are things to be eaten on the Tamil New Year and what should not be eaten and these dishes stand for the arrival of spring. And the spring is a month that is for growth and prosperity based on the Tamil’s belief.  The foods that are used to pray to God are rice, lentils, beans, vegetables, gold, jiggery, tamarind, cash, and currency. Fruits that have six different tastes and will be mangoes, jackfruit, bananas, betel leaves with nut, mirror, jewels, and paddy, and pulses.