1. Auspicious Start
The Tamil New Year or Tamil Puthandu is usually observed on April 14 every year and it is considered as the first day of the new Tamil calendar. And as a part of the culture, Tamil speaking population all around the world celebrate this auspicious day with great zeal and importance. Speaking of traditional customs Janani Ashokkumar who plays the part of Aishwarya in the series Sembaruthi is a person who values these customs.
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Taking some inspiration from Janani let us look at some traditional ways to celebrate this Tamil Puthandu this year.
Start your day with a ritual called kanni, which means ‘ an auspicious sight’. Thus, the first thing that you should be ideally viewing on this day should be a tray of fruit, flowers, a lighted lamp, jewellery, coins and other such items that signify abundance, wealth and positivity.
2. The Oil Bath
3. Drawing Kolam
The third step is to draw kolams in front of the home or doorstep. Kolams are usually drawn with the use of coarse rice flour. This tradition is a part of inviting ants, birds and other small creatures to eat it. Thus signifying the welcoming of other beings into one’s home. This is done in the hopes that Lakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity and wealth, follow these beings to your home.
4. Temple Visit
5. The Feast
This day is a day of celebration and no celebration should be without a feast. So, after you follow the rest of the tradition comes the most interesting part and that is feasting on the authentic Tamizh dishes and a glass full of payasam, in the end, to wash it down.
So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and celebrate this Tamil Puthandu to welcome home the positivity and goodness.
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