Thursday, April 13, 2006

Happy Tamil New Year





Iniya Tamil Puthandu Vazthukal.......

For those who don't know, April 14th signifies Tamil New Year's Day- an occasion for Tamilians all over the world to greet one another and celebrate the arrival of the month of Chithirai.

Highlights of celebrating a tamil new year day

  • View auspicious things like gold jewellery, betel leaves, money, mirror etc. first thing in the morning
  • A temple visit where the panchangam (tamil almanac) is read.
  • Draw colorful rangoli kolam designs outside homes
  • Prepare Maanga Pachadi ( a dish made of raw mangoes, jaggery and neem leaves), which is sweet, sour and bitter at the same time signifying all the different aspects of our life.
  • End the day watching one of this year's new releases: Ajith's Tirupathi, Parthiban's Pachai Kuthirai, Bharat's AIBI and Jeevan's Thirutu Payale.

April 14th also happens to be "Vishu", the Malayalee New Year as well as Naba Barsha, the Bengali New Year.

Ironically, April 14th is Good Friday here in the US and April 16th is Easter Sunday, so i am here at work, planning an easter egg hunt surprise for my employees for tomorrow.

Red-Auspicious color for Tamilians

Green- Easter color....................................

Everybody celebrate and enjoy the festival weekend..........................

9 comments:

Ram.C said...

இனிய தமிழ்ப் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள் :-) :-)

Trust you are not going out for 'Tirupathi' !!!!

Nyneishia said...

:) Puththaandu nal vaizhthukkal !!..

smiley said...

Happy New Year

Me too said...

Iniya puthandu nal vaalthukkal!!

tt_giant said...

Happy new year!

Anand Prabhu said...

happy new year :) have a great year..

raz said...

iniya puththaaNdu vaazhthugaL - chuuuper da! :) Manga pachadi.. yenga veetula innaiku senjanga... yummmy!!!

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mitr_bayarea said...

Thanks for all your wishes.

Sundar Narayanan said...

belated happy new year..

kolam neengale potteengalaa ?

;)