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Tamil New Year

Hindi merely one of many languages in India, English takes us global. Happy Pongal!

Our crops are different, our festivals and new year celebrations fall on different dates and we speak different languages and follow different religions. It is time for sarkari babus to know that diversity is important for Indian unity.

Jan 15, 2019, 16:18 PM IST

Puthandu 2018: Idol in Coimbatore temple decorated with currency notes worth Rs 5 crore

Denominations of Rs 200 and Rs 2000 were used to decorate the idol of the goddess.

Apr 14, 2018, 16:26 PM IST

Puthandu 2018: Best SMS, WhatsApp and Facebook messages for your loved ones

The first day of the Chittirai month of the Tamil Calendar is celebrated as the Tamil New Year also known as Puthandu or Varsha Pirappu. The Tamils celebrate the day with great pomp and delicious south Indian cuisine.

Apr 13, 2018, 23:07 PM IST

Puthandu 2018: Here's how you can celebrate the Tamil New Year

New Year is all about being hopeful of a better living. People look forward to a pleasant ride in the journey called life. 

Apr 13, 2018, 11:09 AM IST

Tamil New Year 2017: Here’s how you can celebrate Puttandu

New Year symbolises new beginning and hence Tamil people begin the day by looking at the Kani to embark upon a new journey with goodness in abundance. 

Apr 11, 2017, 12:02 PM IST

Tamil month of Thai is Tamil New Year: Karunanidhi

 Insisting that the Tamil month of 'Thai' (January) was the Tamil New Year, DMK President M Karunanidhi today said Tamils should celebrate it in a grand manner.

Jan 11, 2015, 18:36 PM IST

Recipe: Moar Kuzambu (Butter Milk Stew)

Try this new collection of traditional Tamil Recipes to help you celebrate the festival with the best of tamil food in this new year.

Apr 14, 2014, 08:54 AM IST

Kataria extends Tamil New Year eve greetings

Puducherry Lt Governor Virendra Kataria on Sunday wished the people of Union Territory of Puducherry a peaceful and prosperous Tamil New Year.

Apr 13, 2014, 12:31 PM IST

Tamil Nadu ushers in Vijaya year

Tamil Nadu ushered in Vijaya, the Tamil New Year, Sunday with traditional fervour with people visiting temples in the morning.

Apr 14, 2013, 11:55 AM IST

`Kochadiyaan` teaser not coming out on Tamil New Year

Tamil director Soundarya R. Ashwin has rubbished rumours that the teaser of her father Rajinikanth-starrer upcoming Tamil period drama ‘Kochadiyaan’ will be released on the occasion of Tamil New Year.

Apr 12, 2013, 19:44 PM IST

War of words over TN New year refuses to die down

Jayalalithaa described the DMK`s initiative as "improper and one which hurt the sentiment of people," and said it was an "imposed one."

Apr 19, 2012, 17:03 PM IST

Jayalalithaa leads state in celbrating Tamil New year

Jayalalithaa took a swipe at Karunanidhi for his decision to change the calendar, saying it was done with the sole motive of ensuring publicity.

Apr 13, 2012, 16:58 PM IST

Preparations in full swing to mark Tamil New Year

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Thursday said all arrangements have been made celebrate Tamil New year tomorrow at its temple in T Nagar area.

Apr 12, 2012, 14:41 PM IST

Scholars to be honoured on Tamil New Year day

After reversing Tamil New Year Day
to Chithirai, the Jayalalithaa govt today announced
grand celebrations on April 13 when Tamil scholars would be
honoured for their contributions.

Apr 10, 2012, 15:12 PM IST