Tamil New Year is also called as "Puthu varusam" in the Tamil language and "Chithirai Varusap pirappu" by Tamil people who are living all over the world. It is another special day in the Hindu calendar and it is celebrated .by Hindu Tamil community specially in Sri Lanka and India. On this Holiday people used to celebrate with special worship at their local temples after taking shower at auspicious time and will new clothes with colors which are mentioned in the"Panchangam" a Tamil Almanac and used to share and eat specially prepared foods on that day.
Name of the Tamil New Year that is going to start in the year 2013 will be with the Tamil name "Vijaya".
This Tamil New year will start on Friday 14/04/2013. According to "Vakkia Panjangam" the New Year will born at:
Color for this New Year is:
To present and accept money:
Persons born with the following stars must pray specially to get more good things in this New Year.
This day is best for to visit temples for worship and then get the blessing from the elders. If you do these rituals according to guidance, you will get good fortune and prosperity in the coming years.
This Tamil New year is celebrated in south East Asia under the name of Songrant (Sangaranthi) - water festival. According to Tamil calendar Sun is entering to "Mesha" Rasi on this day and it is celebrated as the Tamil New year. Some politicians in Tamil Nadu, India started to call January 14th as Tamil New year and all the Tamil people living out side of India didn't accept it. And they say the new date was made by Tamil Nadu for political gains.
So we too agree with the Tamil scholars' that April is the month when the Tamil calendar starts of the New Year.
Please visit this page later for more information on the 2013 Tamil New Year.