Vedic New Year 2017
The Tamil New Year is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu Solar Calendar. Popularly known as Puthandu, the Tamil New Year is celebrated with fun and gaiety in Tamil homes all over the world with colour kolams at the entrance of homes. Tamil New Year comes in the Tamil calendar month of Chithrai. Tamil calendar has a sixty years cycle, with each year comprising twelve months. This year 2017, Tamil new year arrives on 14th April. Tamil New Year, according to Hindu mythology, falls on the day when Lord Brahma created the Universe. Tamilians exchange greetings of Puthandu Vazthukal which means Happy New Year. Puthandu is also popularly known as ‘Varusha Pirappu’ and is celebrated with different names in all parts of the country. In Kerala it is celebrated as ‘Vishu’, in Orissa as ‘Pana Sankranti’, in West Bengal as ‘Poila Boishak’, in Assam as ‘Bihu’ and in Punjab this day is observed as ‘Vaisakhi’.
Everybody in the family especially children wear new clothes. Many people burst crackers on this happy occasion.
The Tamil New Year day begins with viewing the ‘kani’, the auspicious sight, at dawn, with the belief that starting the new year looking at auspicious things will bring good luck and fortune in the coming new year. Starting the new year by looking at gold jewellery, silver articles, flowers, fruits, vegetables, raw rice and coconuts will bring peace, happiness and prosperity all throughout the year. This is followed by going to Temples after taking bath. Then the elderly in the house read the panchangam. Tamil New Year custom includes decoration of house entrance with multi coloured Kolams or intricate coloured pattern by girls and women of the house. Mango leaves are tied on both sides of the entrance door which is considered auspicious. Mahalingeswarar Temple, Thiruvidaimarudur, near Kumbakonam, is famous for Car Festival during Tamil New Year day. This temple is famous to overcome brahmana dosha.
Tamil New Year is a day of feast especially during lunch. Many South Indian dishes are prepared with rice, dal, rasam, sambar, Mor kuzhambu, pulikaicchal, manga pachaddi, thayir pachaddi, vetthai kuyambu, semiya payasam, many sweets and savouries. People enjoy a great lunch with friends and relatives. Many burst crackers during the Tamil new year. The Tamilnadu government declares holiday for Tamil New Year for people to celebrate the new year grandly and traditionally. Almost all people start the Tamil New Year by visiting many temples. Tamil New Year is celebrated with enthusiasm in Tamilnadu, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia and Tamilians all over the world.
Rituals during Tamil New Year: People arrange jack fruit, banana and mango in a tray along with silver/gold jewelry, money, arecanut, betel leaves, mirror and flowers. This is to be sighted first thing on the morning of Puthandu and this ritual is known as ‘Kani’. The practice of Kani brings happiness and prosperity in the coming year. Entrances of houses are beautifully decorated with kolams. ‘Kuthuvilakku’, a brass lamp is placed in the centre of the Kolam. The burning light of the lamp removes darkness and brings in light and brightness into the lives of all people. The young members and children receive gifts and money from elders. The day of Puthandu is considered very auspicious to perform Brahman Bhoj or feeding Brahmans. People also visit the temples to seek the divine blessings for the year ahead. In the temples, the head priest also reads out the ‘Panchangam’ for the year to all. Some families in Tamil Nadu also do the ‘tharpanam’ and other rituals in remembrance of their ancestors on the day of Puthandu. In Madurai, the celebration of Puthandu is done on a grand scale. A big exhibition popularly called as ‘Chitterai Porutkaatchi’ is held at the famous Meenakshi Amman temple.
Puthandu is the beginning of Chittirai, the first day of the New Year. It is a very auspicious occasion for Tamils. Tamilians believe that Lord Indra visited earth on the day of Puthandu to specially bless Tamilnadu and the Tamilians with peace, prosperity and harmony. In Tamil Nadu and few other Southern states of India, Puthandu is a day of feasting and merrymaking. Puthandu is observed as the day to initiate new beginnings, new hopes, luck and fortune for the coming year.
People visit many Temples on tamil new year, It is even better if you visit your Nakchatra Temple on this auspicious day or within one month of Tamil New Year day.
Find Out What Temples Favour your Nakshatra On Vedic New Year
- Piravi Marundeeswarar Temple – This Temple is situated in Thiruthuraipoondi which is about 30kms from Tiruvarur.
- Dharbaranyeswarar Temple – This Temple is Situated at Thirunallar about 6kms from Karaikal near Pondicherry.
- Sri Agneeswarar Temple - This temple is at Nallaadai, situated 20kms from Mayavaram on Nagapattinam Route. It is about 3 Kms from Poraiyar.
- Sri Vada Aranyeswarar Temple – This temple is at Thiruvalangadu, 45kms from Chennai on the route to Arakkonam.
- Sri Gaathra Sundarewarar Temple - This is at Kanjanagaram, at a distance of 8 Kms from Mayavaram on Poompuhar road.
- Sri Naganathar Temple -This Temple is situated at Nagapattinam, Tamilnadu.
- Sri Pandava Dhoota Krishna Perumal Temple – This Temple is Situated in the lane opposite to Ekambareswarar Koil at Kanchipuram.
- Sivayoginathar Temple – Sivayoginathar Temple is at Thiruvisanallur, Thanjavur District, Tamilnadu.
- Adi Narayana Temple – This Temple is in Enkan, near Tiruvarur, Tamilnadu on the road to Thanjavur via Koradcheri. It is a famous Murugan temple.
- Vana Durga Devi Temple – This Temple is situated at Kathiramangalam, 5kms from Kuthalam and 16kms from Mayavaram.
- Abhaya Varadeeswarar Temple – This Temple is located at Adhiramapattinam at a distance of 12kms from Pattukottai in Thanjavur District.
- Agneeswarar Temple – This Temple is located at Thirukollikkadu near Tiruvarur.
- Abathsahayeswarar Temple – This Temple is located at Alangudi near Kumbakonam
- Athitheeswarar Temple – This Temple is located at Vaniyambadi in North Arcot District
- Sri Akshayapureeswarar Temple – This Temple is situated at Vilangulam, 20kms from Peravurani, in Thanjavur District.
- Sri Karkadeswarar Temple – This Temple is at Thirunandudevankudi, 2 Kms from Thiruvisanallur and 8 Kms from Thiruvidaimarudhur. Sri Karkadeswarar Temple, Tirundhuthevankudi – Vepathur Post, Tiruvidaimarudhur Taluk, Thanjavur District – 612 105
- Subramanya Swamy Temple – This Temple is located at Thirupurankundram, Tamilnadu – one of the 6 abodes of Lord Murugan, near Madurai.
- Thillai Kali Temple – This Temple is located at Chidambaram, Tamilnadu.
- Mahalingeswarar Temple – This Temple is situated at Thavasimadai which is 25kms from Dindigal on the road to Nattam.
- Sri Hari Theertheswarar Temple – This Temple is situated at Thiruvarangulam, which is 10kms from Pudukottai on the road to Pattukottai.
- Sri Kalyanasundara Swamy Temple – This Temple is located at Thirumanacheri about 6kms from Kuthalam which is on Mayavaram-Kumbakonam route.
- Sri Mangalyeswarar Temple – This Temple is situated in Edaiyathumangalam is on Trichy-Lalgudi route. Just after Valadi you will find an arch to your right, take a right turn there and the road will lead you to this village.
- Sri Adhimooleswarar Temple – This Temple is located in Tirupattrurai, Trichy.
- Sri Kripakupareswarar Temple – This Temple is located at Komal, which is about 6kms from Kuttalam, which is on Kumbakona Mayavaram Route.
- Thiyagaraja swamy Temple – This temple is located at Tiruvarur.
- Sri Chittirairatha Vallabha Perumal Temple – This Temple is located at Kuruvithurai about 23kms from Madurai and 8kms from Cholavandan.
- Thiyagaraja swamy Temple – This temple is located at Tiruvarur.
- Sri Tantreeswarar Temple – This Temple is situated at Sittukadu about 10kms from Poonamallee on Pattabiram route.
- Sri Jambukeshwarar Temple – This Temple is located in Thiruvanaikaval is on the outskirts of Trichy near Srirangam.
- Sri Kumaraswamy Temple – This Temple is situated in Thirumalai about 7kms from Shenkottai and 15 Kms from Thenkasi.
- Sri Pralayanathar Temple – This Temple is located in Cholavandhan, 26kms from Madurai.
- Sri Mahalakmsipureeswarar Temple – This Temple is located at Thiruninriyur about 6 Kms from Vaitheeswaran Koil on the road to Mayavaram.
- Thiruvidaimarudhur Sri Mahalingaswamy Temple – This Temple is located in Thirumanjana Street, Kumbakonam ,Thanjavur District, Tamilnadu.
- Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple – This Temple is located in Pasupathikovil, Ayyampettai in Thanjavur District.
- Sri Angalaparameswari Amman Temple – This Temple is located in Palladam, 35kms from Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
- Sri Singeeswarar Temple – This Temple is located in Mappedu, 40kms from Chennai.
- Sri Akasapureeswarar Temple – This Temple is located in Kaduveli, Thiruvaiyar Taluk, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu.
- Sri Bhakthajaneswarar Temple – This Temple is located in Thirunavalur, on Ulundurpet Panruti Route, 16kms from Panruti.
- Sri Brahma Pureeswarar Temple – This Temple is locataed in Keezhapungudi in Madurai district on the Melur – Sivaganga Road.
- Sri Dharamapuram Durga Temple – This Temple is situated in Mayavaram, Thanjavur District, Tamilnadu.
- Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple – This Temple is located in Tiruparkadal, Kaveripakkam, Wallajapet Taluk, Vellore District .Thiruparkadal is 4kms from Kaveripakkam on the Chennai – Vellore route.
- Sri Magudeshwarar Temple – This Temple is located at Kodumudi in Erode, Trichy Highway, it is 26kms from Karur and 38kms from Erode.
- Brahma Gnana Pureeswarar Temple – This Temple is situated in Korukkai is 5kms from Kumbakonam on the Patteeswaram – Muzhaiyur Road.
- Sri Ardhanareeswarar Temple – This Temple is situated at Thiruchengode, Namakkal District, Tamilnadu.
- Sri Agnipureeswarar Temple – This Temple is locataed at Thirupugalur in Nagapattinam District about 10kms from Nannilam towards Nagapattinam.
- Sri Thiruvaneswarar Temple – This Temple is located at Ranganathapuram, Thanjavur District – about 3kms from Thirukattupalli in Tanjore District.
- Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar Temple – This Temple is located at Theeyathur, Pudukottai District, Tamilnadu, about 15kms from Avudayar Kovil in Pudukkottai District on Thirupunavasal route.
- Panchanatheswarar Temple – This Temple is located at Thiruvaiyaru, Thanjavur District – the temple is on the banks of Cauvery, 13kms from Thanjavur.
- Sri Kailasanathar Temple -This Temple is located at Karukudi, about 1.5kms from Mettuppalayam in Musiri Taluka of Trichy District.
- Pranvavyaghrapureeswarar Temple – This Temple is situated in Omampuliyur, Cuddalore District, Tamilnadu about 32kms from Chidambaram.
What Yagnas To Do For Your Nakshatra On Vedic New Year
For Krittika, Uttaraphalguni, Uttarashadha nakshatras of Sun
Please perform Dwadasa Aditya Maha Homam for peace, prosperity and good health - please click the link for all details
For Rohini, Hastam, Shravana – nakchatras of Moon
Please perform the Soma Maha Homam – to get good health, lots of wealth, success, prosperity and peace in life – please click the link for all details
For Mrighashirisha, Chitra, Dhanishta – nakchatras of Mars
Please perform the Muruga Homam – get financial growth, good health, peace and happiness in life – please click the link for all details.
For Punarvasu, Vishakam, Purvabadrapada – nakshatras of Jupiter
Please perform Jupiter Homam – get knowledge, success in studies, wealth, good friends, happiness, good health, name and fame, success, luck and fortune in your life – please click the link for all details.
For Pushya, Anuradha, Uttarabadrapada – nakchatras of Saturn
Please perform Saturn Homam and get the blessings of Sani Bhagwan – come out of all sufferings and miseries of life – go towards happiness, peace, success, growth, prosperity and good health – please click the link for all details.
For Ashlesha, Jyeshta, Revathi – nakchatras of Mercury
Please perform Mercury Homam – success from communication, improve intuition, memory, and growth in profession, increase wealth, good health, peace and happiness – please click link for all details
For Bharani, Purvaphalguni, Purvashadha – nakchatras of Venus
Please perform the Venus Homam – invite huge money in life, luxury vehicles, travel to exotic places, happiness in marriage, increase wealth, good health, peace, prosperity, growth in profession and happiness – click the link for more details.
For Arudra, Swati, Shatabhishak – nakchatras of Rahu
Please perform Rahu Homam – come out of sarpa doshas – go towards success, prosperity, increase in wealth, and growth in profession, good health, peace and happiness – please click the link for more details.
For Ashwini, Magham, Moolam – nakchatras of Ketu
Please perform the Ketu Homam – get the blessings of Ketu and remove all hurdles in life – get peace and happiness, success and plenty of money in life – please see the link for all details.