How to celebrate Tamil New Year 2015?

This is the information on Tamil New Year 2015 celebration in Tamil nadu, India and other countries like Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, and UK London. Tamil new year chithirai masam states by the date of April 14th 2015. The information on chithirai thiruvizha 2015 celebration is given in detail.

Tamil New Year or Puthandu is celebrated between the month of April and May, or according to Tamil calendar it comes in the beginning of the Chithirai matham. According to Gregorian calendar the New Year day comes on 14th April every year. This New Year is also known as Tamil Varusha Pirappu. Tamil New Year is celebrated in Tamilnadu and Sri Lanka and this day is declared as a public holiday. Many people in Tamilnadu the day of Puthandu, as this is the day when Lord Brahma, the god of creation, started creating this beautiful world.

Rituals on Tamil New Year

Some special rituals are performed by Tamil people on the day of New Year. People worship for the prosperity and happiness in the forth coming year. They wish their family members and friends for the newly starting year. The most famous and important ritual is to see Kanni very early in the morning. Kanni means auspicious sight. This ritual is performed to pray and wish for the good luck for the friends and relatives in the family. Along with this people start their day by watching all good and auspicious things like silver or gold jewellery, coconuts, nuts, rice, betel leaves, flowers, fruits and vegetables etc. It is believed that if they start their day by seeing auspicious things, god will bless them with prosperity and success throughout the year. Morning Prayer is offered to their family god and then the ritual of seeing Panchangam is taken place.

Tamil New Year celebration in Tamil nadu

For the special celebration on the new year day the state of Tamilnadu organizes a very enormous car festival near Kumbakonam, Tiruvadamarudur. The Festival is also celebrated at many other places along with Tiruchirapalli and Kanchipuram in some particular areas of the state Chithirai festival is also celebrated with great joy. The ancient belief says that on this day Goddess Meenakshi tied a wedding lock with Lord Sunadareswarar. The grand festival of Chithirai Thiruvizha is celebrated on the evening of Tamil New Year at Meenakshi Temple. You can enjoy gala exhibition – Chitterai Porutkaatchi on the occasion of New Year. This exhibition is also known as Chitterai Vishu in some areas of Tamilnadu. People visit their friends and relatives and exchange greetings and sweets for wishing good luck to each other.

Preparation of Chitterai Thiruvizha in Tamilnadu

People of Tamilnadu start the preparation for the New Year celebration many days in advance. The women in the family decorate the entrances of the houses with beautiful and colourful Kolams. Kolams are special kinds of Rangolis which are drawn on all festivals and auspicious occasions in south India. The centre of the Kolam is decorated with a lamp which is called as Kuthuvillakku. This lamp is lit to remove the darkness and bring home the prosperity. Many Tamil people newly paint their houses on New Year event.

People in the family wear new clothes on the day and elders in the family give lots of sweets and gifts to the youngsters in the family. Gifts are given to friends and dear ones also. They offer raw mangoes and neem flowers to family Gods and Goddesses and pray for the prosperity and success of the family. On the day of New Year, herbal bath is taken by Tamil people. After the bath people visit temples to seek blessings from the Lore. In many places people play coconut game, known as Por-Thenkai on the occasion of new year. People enjoy Cart races at many places on the eve of Tamil new year.

Tamil New Year special recipes

New Year day is the most enthusiastic day for Tamil people. Tamil women prepare lots of mouth watering delicious dishes on this occasion. The main important dish of this New Year day is prepared by using neem flowers, raw mangoes and jaggery. This dish is known as mannga pachadi. Because of the ingredients, this dish tastes sweet, sour and bitter. The intention of this preparation is to take all different feeling in the same vision.

Tamil New Year celebration in other countries

Tamil New Year is celebrated grandly in other foreign countries like Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, UK London, also. The day is considered as the best for the new financial transactions and referred as 'Kao-vishesham'. The elders in the family gift money to the unmarried youngsters and children in the family. This ritual is performed to wish good luck to them. Tamil people living outside India also do prayers take this as an auspicious day, they exchange greetings to each other. This is the day the Sun moves from Meena rashi to Mesh rashi, and the time is considered as the holy time for new activities.


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