Tamil New Year 2015 (Manmatha Varusham) dawns on Tuesday, Apri 14
Posted on: 09/04/2015 (Thursday)
The Tamil New Year 2015 (Manmatha varusham) dawns on Tuesday, the 14 April 2015, at 12.23 PM (Sri Lanka Time) according to Vaakiya Panchangam. According to Thirukkanitha Panchangam, the new year dawns at 1.48 PM on Tuesday. The dawn of new year marks the beginning of the first month Chittirai in the Tamil Almanac.
According vaakkiya panchangam, the auspicious time (புண்ணிய காலம்) is from 8.23 AM to 4.23 PM. The auspicious time for exchanging money (கை விசேஷம்) is from 9.57 AM to 10.15 AM and from 10.23 AM to 11.58 AM and also from 2.10 PM to 4.06 PM on Wednesday, 15 April 2015. For those who follow thirukkanitha panchangam, the auspicious time for exchanging money (கை விசேஷம்) is on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 from 9AM to 12.00 noon and again from 3 PM to 6 PM on the same day. The auspicious time to start any good events or to visit relatives and friends is from 8.00 AM to 12.00 noon and 4.00 PM to 6.00 PM on Thurday, 16 April 2015. All the times are in Sri Lanka Standard time.
The auspicious colour for Manmatha varusham is white and red according to vaakkiya panchangam. It is red, blue, or a mix of both red and blue according to thirukkanitha panchangam. During the auspicious time people can anoint herbal water to head and place woodapple leaves (விளா இலை) on the head and kadappam leaves (கடப்பம் இலை) under the feet and have bath. Then they can wear white or red silk dress or white dress with red borders and worship and welcome the Manmatha New Year.
On behalf of the Jaffna Hindu community, the Jaffna Hindu Web Team wishes the students, past and present teachers and principals, and all staff members, old boys, their families and friends, a happy and prosperous new year.