FESTIVALS - Tamil Puthaandu

Tamil New Year is celebrated according to the Tamil calender on the first day of Chitteri month. It comes every year on April 14th. Tamil New Year is a special occasion for Tamil people.

In India Tamil new year is celebrated in Tamilnadu and Puduccheri. The Tamil population in Srilanka, Malaysia, Singapore and Mauritius also celebrate it in a grand manner.

On this new year day Tamil people greet each other by saying “Iniya Tamizh Puthaandu Nalvazhthukkal”.

Three types of fruits

On Tamil new year people wake up early in the morning and take bath. They offer all types of fruits and pongal to God. Three types of fruits sweet, sour and bitter have a special place in Tamil new year. These three tastes represent the Happiness, Sadness and Sacrifice in the lives of people. On this day people also go to temple and pray.

Madhurai - Meenakshi

In temple city of Madhurai in Tamilnadu, the Chitteri Thiruvizha' is celebrated in the Meenakshi temple. In the Southern part of Tamilnadu, it is also called 'Chitteri Vishu'.


Entrances of the houses are decorated elaborately with 'kolam' and this day is marked with a feast in Tamil homes. People prepare different varieties of food and share them with relatives and friends. People of some communities in Tamilnadu, celebrate this day with neem flowers and raw mangoes, which are considered very important on this day.

Tamil people believe it to be an auspicious day for new and prosperous beginnings, so they celebrate this festival in a grand manner.

We wish you a happy “Iniya Tamizh Puthaandu Nalvaazhthukkal”