Puthandu Wishes | Tamil New Year Greetings

Puthandu Wishes | Tamil New Year Greetings

Puthandu, Varusha Pirappu, Puthuvarusham is the Tamil New Year celebrated on the first day of Tamil month, Chithirai. The date of Sinhala & Tamil New Year is determined by astrologists. Sinhala Avurudu/Tamil Puththandu occurs when the Sun moves from Meena Rashiya to Mesha Rashiya finishing a 12-month cycle. The holiday always falls between April 12th and 15th.

In 2023 it falls on Friday, April 14.

The traditional Tamil New Year tends to coincide with the traditional start of year in Assam with Bihu, Poila Baisakh in Bengal, Pana Sankranti in Odisha, Vishu in Kerala, and Baisakhi in Punjab, not to mention Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Notably, states like Manipur, Tripura, Odisha, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, too commemorate their new year festivities on the same day. It is based on the classical Hindu solar calendar. From West Bengal in the east to Kerala down south, different nooks and crannies of India come alive during this period with the promises of a rosy new beginning.

The day of new beginnings. This day is celebrated with neem flowers and raw mangoes, which symbolize growth and prosperity. On the eve of Puthandu, a plateful of three fruits, including mango, banana and jackfruit, betel leaves, areca nuts, gold/silver jewelry, money, flowers, and a mirror are arranged. This plate is the first thing that people see in the morning after waking up.

The entrance of the house is sprinkled with saffron water. Intricate designs, designed by skilled women called kolam are drawn in front of the door. Visiting temples for good luck throughout the year is a tradition. They believe that god blessings bring happiness, growth, and prosperity in the new year.

Tamil people wear new bright coloured clothes and greet each other with “Puthandu Vaazhthugal” or “Iniya Puthaandu Nalvaazhthugal” which means “Happy New Year”. Share our messages and greeting to your friends and family on this auspicious day.

Puthandu Wishes 1
  • May this Tamil New Year bring you a lot of good things in your life. May God bless you always. Eniya Puthandu Vazthukal
  • New aspirations, new hopes, new dreams, it’s a new beginning. May all your dreams come true and give you the joy that you always wished for. Puthandu Vazthukal!
  • Greet the Puthandu with great hope, enthusiasm, and expectation. Hope for a year that is full of only joy, happiness, serenity and opulence.
Puthandu Wishes 2
  • May this year’s Puthandu bring in abundance joy and prosperity to your life. Have a blessed Tamil New Year!
  • Sending My Warmest Greetings to You This New Year. May You Fulfill All of Your New Year’s Resolutions. Puthandu Vazhtukal!
  • On this Tamil New Year, I wish you and your loved ones are showered with God’s blessings. Here’s hoping your life is filled with peace, happiness and prosperity. Puthandu Vazthukal!
Puthandu Wishes 3
  • May this Puthandu bring many opportunities your way to explore every joy of life and may your resolutions for the days ahead stay firm, turning all your dreams into reality and all your efforts into great achievements.
  • Wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year filled with love, peace, hope and joy for the entire year ahead. Puthandu Vazhtukal!
  • Keep your spirits unshaken and you shall always walk on the path to glory. Happy Puthandu!
Puthandu Wishes 4
  • Every end is a new beginning. Keep your spirits unshaken and you shall always walk on the path to glory. Happy Puthandu!
  • Let this New Year take away all your worries. Wishing you and your family a healthy and wealthy life. Happy Tamil New Year!
  • On this Tamil New Year,
    Wish you be showered with
    The Divine blessings…
    Of happiness and Prosperity
    Puthandu Vazthukal !!!
Puthandu Wishes 5
  • Let this Tamil New Year, bring a lot of cheer and peace in your life.
    May the divine power gives you enough strength for tolerating highs and lows of life with calmness.
    Happy Puthandu!
  • Let this new year
    Begins with a lot of Hopes
    & Inspiration to you.
    Eniya Puthandu Vazthukal !!!
  • May Each of Your Days Be Filled with Cheer, New Resolutions and Success, From This Beautiful Day of Puthandu Till the Next. Have a Happy Tamil New Year!
  • Every end is a new beginning. Keep your spirits unshaken and you shall always walk on the path to glory. Happy Puthandu!

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.