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Today – April 14, 2013 – is Tamil New Year – Puthandu – Chithirai 1

Today – April 14, 2013 – is Tamil New Year. It is the first day of Chithirai Month. (Chithirai 1) as per Tamil Calendar and is observed as Tamil New Year or ‘Varsha Pirappu’.  The New Year is also referred as Puthandu Vazthukal meaning ‘Happy New Year.’ The Vijayanama Samvatsara begins on April 14.

On the day, after morning bath, people draw the ‘Kolam’ or Rangoli (Tamil New Year Kolams). The ‘kolam’ is believed to bring good fortune to the family members. Then, the doorways are decorated with mango leaves.
After this the family assembles for prayers. The prayers begin with the lighting of the traditional lamp (kuthu vilakku).
The lamp is placed next to a brass bowl with a short neck, which contains water and is decorated with mango leaves – called the niraikudum.
You can read more about Tamil New Year in this article.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 14, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 14, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi orthe fourth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the light phase of the moon till 7:29 PM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon.

Nakshatra – Krittika or Karthigai Nakshatra till 2:17 AM. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Chithirai 1 – Tamil New YearVishu in Kerala. Chaitra Navratri fourth day.
Kali Yuga Year - 5115

Vikram Samvant 2070 - Chaitra Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or the fourth day during the light phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1935 - Chaitra S…