Puthandu Rasi Palan Tamil New Year 2016 – Dhurmugi Varusham

Puthandu Rasi Palan

Puthandu Rasi Palan Tamil New Year 2016 – Dhurmugi Varusham

Puthandu Rasi Palan, Tamil New Year will be celebrated on the 14th April 2016 by all the Tamil speaking people around the world. This day comes on the Tamil month Chithirai when the sun enters Mesham or the Zodiac Aries. The day is observed by having a public holiday in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. As per the belief, the Mesha Rasi (Aries) is considered highly auspicious to begin a new task.

That is why people try to perform religious activities on the first day of the year. Other than the traditional New Year, the Tamil people also celebrate the International New Year which is celebrated on the 1st January 2016. This day is also known Puthandu and Chittirai Vishu.

On the auspicious day of Puthandu or the Tamil New Year people wake up early in the morning. They clean their houses and decorate the entrances with Kolam (Rangoli). Kolam is a traditional art in which people decorate the entrance with rice flour.

All the members in the family take early bath and worship the Almighty. They thank God for the past year and pray to him for a prosperous New Year. It is believed that starting the day with religious activities brings good luck for the entire year. People visit each other’s houses to wish Happy New Year. They distribute sweets and delicacies on the auspicious day.

Puthandu (Tamil New Year) as per Mythology

Significance of the Puthandu or Tamil New Year, as per Mythology, is – it is believed that on this day Lord Brahma started the creation of the world. Also, it is considered that the day should be started with making a financial transaction, as it is considered to bring prosperity and happiness in the family. The first transaction is named Kai-Vishesham. This great day is celebrated with equal fervor and quest in the neighbouring country Sri Lanka.

It is a public holiday there. It is celebrated in the same way as in India. Farmers first plough their field this day as it is considered to bring good luck for harvest.

The first day of the year is also the perfect time to bury the past mistakes and begin a fresh. The perfect way of celebrating the Puthandu is to leave the baggage of past behind and begin as if we are born on the day of New Year. This is God’s way of telling us that it is never too late make a new beginning. Let Puthandu or the Tamil New Year be that new beginning.

We hope that this New Year ends all your troubles and it is indeed beautiful for you and your family. We wish all the readers a very happy and prosperous Tamil New Year 2016.


This coming Tamil new year or Puthandu is called Durmugi  varusham, it starts on 13th April 2016 at 6.30 pm on Wednesday . It starts at Thula Lagnam  and in Mithuna Rasi  in a Siddha Yoga day. During this New Year, Jupiter transits on 11th August 2016 in Kanni Rasi. Rahu-Ketu transits in Simma Rasi and in  Kumba Rasi.

The forecast for the Rasis for this Tamil new year will give positive predictions and also things to watch out for, according to the movements of planets. To minimize the negative impact of unfavorable transits of the planets, you can visit the famous temples/Sthalas of the planets and worship the Lord of these planets there, performing the prescribed ’pariharam’ as prescribed in the temples.  Some of the temples are detailed below:

Jupiter/Guru– Alangudi, near Kumbakonam of Thanjavur District;

Saturn/Sani – Thirunallaru of Nagappattinam District;

Rahu – Thirunageswaram which is near Kumbakonam of Thanjavur District;

Ketu – Kilperumpallam,near Myiladuthurai.

Perform the ‘Parihara’ Pujas for getting reducing the unfavorable effects to a great extent and to improve the positivity in your life during this coming year.


Click on a rasi below to view detailed Puthandu Palangal for each rasi in English:

உங்கள் ராசிக்கு 2016 புத்தாண்டு ராசிபலன் அறிவதுர்க்கு கீழே உள்ள ராசியை கலிக் செய்யவும்:


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