The Tamil New Year 2013, the Vijaya varusham, dawns on Saturday (13.04.2013) midnight at 11.58 PM (Sri Lanka Time) according to Vaakiya Panchangam and on Sunday (14.04.2013) at 1.29 AM according to Thirukanitha Panchangam. It is the beginning of the first month Chittirai in the Tamil calendar.
According Vaakkiya Panchangam, the auspicious time (புண்ணிய காலம்) is from Saturday (13.04.2013) 7.28 PM to Sunday (14.04.2013) 3.28 AM. The time for exchanging money (கை விசேஷம்) is on Sunday, the 14th April 2013 from 8.11 AM to 9.52 AM and from 10.04 AM to 12.00 AM. According Thirukanitha Panchangam, the auspicious time (புண்ணிய காலம்) is from Saturday (13.04.2013) 9.29 PM to Sunday (14.04.2013) 5.29 AM. All the times are in Sri Lanka Standard time.
The auspicious colour for the Vijaya New Year is blue and yellow. During the auspicious time people can anoint herbal water to head and place banyan leaves (ஆல் இலை) under the feet and pungam leaves (புங்கம் இலை) on the head and have bath. Then they can wear blue or yellow dress or white dress with blue/yellow borders and worship and welcome the Vijaya New Year.
On behalf of the Jaffna Hindu community, the Jaffna Hindu Web Team wishes the students, past and present teachers, old boys, their families and friends, a happy and prosperous new year.