Tamilans followed this tradition for several years by celebrating Chithirai 1 as a Tamil New Year. Tamil New Year comes in mid of April to May is the first month of Tamil calendar. Tamil New Year is celebrated on 14th of April, 2016; Tamilans celebrate this festival living all over the world. People share the wishes to other peoples by Puthandu Vazthukal. People celebrate the Tamil New Year on early morning by wearing new clothes, Traditional jewells and poojas.Houses can decorate with fresh mango leaves and Kolam, kuthuvillakku placed the center of the kolam, in this day most people read the Panchangam. Tamil New Year festival highlights is preparation of Maanga Pachadi. Ingredients of maanga pachadi are raw mangoes, neem flowers, jaggery which tastes sweet, salt and bitter. This Festival is held grandly at Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple to Lord Sundareswarar, Tiruvadamarudur near Kumbakonam, Tiruchirapalli, Kanchipuram and more places.
Article: Tamil New Year
Published: April 13th 2016