Tamilians Do not celebrate January 1st as New Year
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Tamil New Year day falls in the month of Chithirai 1st (middle of April) every year. We follow the Gregorian calendar only for official purposes. But tamil New Year celebration should happen only as per Tamil calendar. All tamilians must celebrate only in the month of Chithirai.
The Indian national calendar, sometimes called the Saka calendar, which is also called Hindu calendar, is the official civil calendar in use in India. This is the Hindu calendar which starts the month as Chitirai 1st as new year.
Hence celebrations in Hindu temples during midnight of Dec 31/ 1st Jan is not warranted. As per Aagama sastraas, once after completing the ArthaJama Pooja and the God/ Goddess is made to sleep in their Palliarai, the sanctum sanctorum or the temple should not be opened till the next day morning by singing suprabatham or Tirupalli eluchi. Its against the Saastras which must be avoided strictly. AP Govt had already instructed the temples under their control not to open during midnight on 31st Dec for new year celebration. Already a PIL is filed in High Court of Chennai to direct TN Religious & Charitable Endowment dept not to open temples on that night for new year celebration. Please support this and pass on to your near and dear till we achieve this Change. Avoid celebrating New year in Hindu temples during midnight of 31Dec/ 1 Jan. Even during the month of Chithirai, i. e tamil new year day, temples do not open during midnight. So why on 31 December?? Please think and support to close down temples during midnight of Dec 31st / Jan 1st...
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