When is Tamil New Year 2017? Know Puthandu 2017 date; Tamil New Year 2017 date. Puthandu is the Tamil New Year. It is also known as Varusha Pirappu and is observed on first day of Tamil month Chithirai. The traditional Tamil year starts on 14 April 2017, Kaliyuga 5119. Mesha Sankranti muhurat is 02:17 on 14 April 2017. The traditional date is 1, Chithirai Masam, 1939 Shaka, Sri Hevilambi Year, Kaliyugam 5118. On the same day, Sangada Hara Chathurti, Mesha Sankranti and Vishu is also observed.
The Tamil New Year follows the nirayanam vernal equinox and generally falls on 14 April of the Gregorian Calendar. It marks the first day of the traditional Tamil calendar.
Puthandu is celebrated by Tamils in Indian states such as Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and by Tamils in other countries such as, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, and Mauritius. On Tamil New Year Day, people greet each other by saying “Puttantu Valtukkal” or “Iniya Tamil Puttantu Nalvalttukkal”.
Tamil New Year 2017 Date
On 14 April 2017, traditional date 1, Chithirai Masam, 1939 Shaka Sri Hevilambi Year, Kaliyugam 5118 is Thiruthiyai Tithi upto 17:23, with Visakam Nakshathram and Siddhi Yoga. The Sunsign for the day is Mesha and Moonsign is Vrischika.
Thiruthiyai Tithi upto 17:23
Thiruthiyai Krishna Paksha
Visakam Nakshathram upto 10:47
Siddhi Yoga upto 10:08
Vishti Karana upto 17:23
Bava Karana upto Full Night
Amrutha Tamil Yoga upto 10:47
Marana Tamil Yoga
Mathanga Anandadi Yoga upto 10:47
Rakshasa Anandadi Yoga
Shubh & Ashubh Muhurats
Shubh Muhurat for the Puthandu Tithi is Abhijit Muhuratam from 11:44 to 12:33 and Amrit Kaalam from 02:01 to 03:49 on 15 April 2017.
Ashubh Muhurats to avoid are Rahu Kaalam from 10:36 to 12:09, Yamaganda from 15:13 to 16:45 and Dur Muhurtam from 08:27 to 09:17 and again from 12:33 to 13:22.
Abhijit Muhuratam: 11:44 – 12:33
Amrit Kaalam: 02:01 – 03:49 on 15 April 2017
Rahu Kaalam: 10:36 – 12:09
Gulikai Kalam: 07:32 – 09:04
Yamaganda: 15:13 – 16:45
Dur Muhurtam: 08:27 – 09:17
Dur Muhurtam: 12:33 – 13:22
Varjyam: 15:16 – 17:03