The Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawns today (14).

The transition of the Sun from the House of Pisces to the House of Aries marks the beginning of the New Year.

Auspicious Times:

Dawn of the New Year

New Year will dawn at 2:59 p.m. on April 14 (Friday)


Punya Kaalaya (‘Nonagathaya’ or Inauspicious Time)

Punya Kalaya or inauspicious time is from 8:35 a.m. to 9:23 p.m. on April 14 (Friday)


Preparation of Meals

Preparing meals for the New Year should begin at 3:29 p.m. on April 14 (Friday).

Light the hearth, clad in mix-colored clothes while facing the direction of the south.

Prepare milk rice mixed with curd as well as sweetmeats containing Undu flour (Urad).


Commencing Work, Transactions and Partaking in Meals

April 14 (Friday) at 5:05 p.m. clad in mix-colored clothes and facing the direction of east.


Anointing Oil

April 16 (Sunday) at 9:41 a.m. clad in red and yellow while facing the direction of south.


Leaving for Work

April 17 (Monday) at 6:28 a.m. clad in white-colored clothes while facing the south when leaving the house.


Planting of Tree Saplings

April 20 (Thursday ) at 6:38 a.m. clad in golden-colored clothes while facing the direction of east.



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