60 Tamil Year Names in Tamil (தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு பெயர்கள்)

In Hindu calendar, years are cyclical and there are 60 years. Similar like weekdays or months, years list also be revised once in sixty years.

Puthandu is celebrated as a Tamil New Year. In 2022 Tamil Year name is Subakrith (சுபக்ரித்) and in Tamil it is called Narseikai (நற்செய்கை). In the next cycle Subakrith comes in the year 2082.

Valluvar Year

Thiruvalluvar or Valluvar Year is an officially recognized Tamil calendar system calculated based on Tamil philosopher and poet Valluvar's year of birth.

List of 60 Tamil Year Names

The following is the list of 60 Tamil year names with falling years.

S. Noதமிழ் வருடம் SanskritIn TamilGregorian Yearதிருவள்ளுவர் Thiruvalluvar Year1Prabhava - பிரபாவநற்றோன்றல் Nantrontral 1987 - 198820182Vibhava - விபவஉயர்தோன்றல் Uyarthontral1988 - 198920193Sukla - சுக்லவெள்ளொளி Velouli1989 - 199020204Pramodhoodha - பிரமோதூத பேருவகை Peruvagai1990 - 199120215Prachorpaththi -&nbs…
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Arupadai Veedu (அறுபடை வீடு) – The Six Abodes of Lord Murugan in Tamilnadu

About Lord Murugan & Arupadaiveedu

Lord Muruga is a powerful deity and most of us are familiar with his six abodes but don't know much about them.

The six major temples of Lord Murugan spread across Tamil Nadu, India. They are collectively known as the Arupadai veedu.

Pilgrims often visit all six temples in order and complete the tour in a single journey. It is considered a way of retracing Murugan’s steps and paying homage to him at each of his adobes.

Devotees believe that by visiting all six temples, they will be blessed with health, wealth, and happiness. The Arupadai Veedu are some of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the Temple state of Tamilnadu.

Each of the six temples has its own unique history and legend that is worth learning more about.

Our guide to the Arupadai veedu will introduce you to these amazing temples tour in order and help you plan a pilgrimage.

It includes in-depth information abo…

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Totakashtakam Lyrics and Meaning

Totakashtakam was composed by Giri (Totakacharya), a foremost disciple of Jagathguru Adi Shankaracharya.

Once he praised Acharya with Ashta Slokas in Totaka Meter (An Anapestic tetrameter that has four anapestic metrical feet per line). Thereafter, Giri got the title of Totakacharya and the rhyme became famous as Totakashtakam.

Totakashtakam Lyrics and Meaning

viditā khila śāstra sudhā jaladhe mahito paniṣat kathitār thanidhe ।

hṛdaye kalaye vimalaṃ caraṇaṃ bhavaśaṅkara deśika me śaraṇaṃ ॥ 1॥

Meaning: I praise and seek the protection of Śaṅkara, Who is the ocean of nectar of our great holy books, And who is like the Treasure Of the essence of the great Upaniṣads and I meditate on his clear holy feet in my heart.

karuṇā varuṇālaya pālaya mām bhavasāgara duḥkha vidūna hṛdam ।

racayā khila darśana tattva vidam bhavaśaṅkara deśika me śaraṇaṃ ॥ 2॥

Meaning: I praise and seek the protection of Sankara, who is…

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Thai Pongal 2024 Date, Celebrations of Harvest Festival

Thai Pongal is a festival celebrated by the Tamilians and it is dedicated to Sun God. This festival is celebrated in the month of January and this is a festival that is celebrated for four days.

Thai is the name of the tenth month in the Tamil calendar. On the same day, Sikhs celebrate Baisakhi and other south India people celebrates as Makar Sankranthi or Pongal.

The first day of the festival is Bhogi. On the second day of the festival is known as Thai Pongal. Third day is Mattu Pongal & fourth one is Kanuma.

Thai Pongal 2024 Date

Thai Pongal in 2024 will be celebrated on Monday 15th January.

Rituals, Events & Food Preparations

Thai Pongal is the day when Uttarayan begins. On the day of the festival, all the family members will rise early and get bathe and get ready to prepare the Pongal. 

The garden where the Pongal is going to be cooked is cleaned and decorated with kolam. Water is boiled in an…

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Aadi Krithigai 2024 Date, Story & Celebrations

Aadi Krithigai is a Tamil festival dedicated to Lord Murugan (Subrahmanya Swamy). It is celebrated in the Tamil month Aadi.

In Aadi month devotees perform more poojas and other religious activities. Aadi Krittigai is celebrated on the day of Krittika nakshatra in the Aadi month.

Aadi Krithigai is also pronounced as Aadi Krittika, Aadi Krithika, Aadi Krithikai. This day is specially dedicated to praying to Lord Muruga as Krittika Nakshatra is favorable to Lord Muruga.

On this day the 6 Arupadai Veedu temples are decorated and special offerings are made to Lord Muruga.

Aadi Krithigai 2024 Date

In 2024 Aadi Krithigai is on Monday, 29th July.

Krithigai Nakshatra starts : 10:55 am on July 29th 2024

Krithigai Nakshatra ends: 10:23 am on July 30th 2024

Story of Aadi Krithikai

As per legend six flames were released from the third eye of Lord Shiva. These were brought to the Sarvana pond where the Karthi…

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Vaikasi Visakam 2024 Date, Importance – வைகாசி விசாகம்

Vaikasi Visakam, the Tamil festival celebrates the incarnation of Lord Muruga. This festival falls in the Tamil month Vaigasi on the full moon day and in the Vishaka nakshatra.

Vaikasi Visakam 2024 Date

In 2024 Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated on Thursday, May 23.

2025 - Monday, June 9

2026 - Saturday, May 30

Significance of Vaikasi Visakam & Birth of Muruga

The demons Surapadma, Tarakasura, and Singamugha were causing lots of trouble to the gods. The Gods then approached Lord Shiva for help.

Lord Shiva meditated his third eye and formed 6 sparks of fire which were carried by Agni and Vayu to the Ganges. From here the sparks were taken to pond Saravana.

The six sparks were transformed into six babies and then Goddess Parvati embraced and made these 6 babies into one. This was Lord Muruga or Lord Kartika who killed the demons.

The six faces of Muruga stand for creation, preservation, destruct…

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Aadi Pooram 2024, Andal Jayanthi Story

Aadi Pooram is one of the most important festivals of the Tamilians. It is celebrated in the Tamil month Aadi.

This is the birthday of Andal who is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Laxmi and one of the biggest devotees of the Lord. She is one of the 12 Alwars and is said to be one of the best poetesses.

The Word ‘Aadi’ signifies the fourth month in the Tamil calendar while ‘Pooram’ denotes one of the 27 Nakshatras mentioned in the Hindu Astrology. 

Andal Story

According to legend a devotee of Lord Ranganatha Swamy by the name of Vishnu Chitha did not have a child for many years.

On the Aadi Pooram day when he was collecting flowers, he found a girlchild. The devotee named her as "Kothai".

When Vishnu Chitha used to prepare a tulsi garland for Lord, Kothai would wear it and then offer it to the Lord.

One day when the devotee saw this he replaced the garland with a new one. But the Lord did not ac…

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Maha Shivaratri Date, Rituals & Story

Hindu mythology is built around the philosophy of three Gods that constitute the universe. The concept of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar are well illustrated in our ancient Puranas. The Trinity is thought of to be the ultimate force that guides the whereabouts of the universe. While Lord Brahma is accounted for the creation of this vast universe, Vishnu is considered to be the operator of the same. In comparison, Shiva or Maheshwar is personified as a more destructive entity. Shiva is said to be the force that initiates destruction. Mahadev, as Shiva is widely known, opens his third eye, which emits raging aura to destroy all that comes its way. It is said that Maha Shivaratri is the festival dedicated to the sustenance of peace. Let us dive into the deep Hindu philosophy to figure out the main reason behind the celebration of this epic festival. Maha Shivratri Dates Maha Shivaratri 2024 – Friday, March 8 Maha Shivaratri 2025 – Wednesday, February 26 Maha Shivratri In terms o…
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Hanuman Chalisa Tamil

Hanuman Chalisa in Tamil Hanuman Chalisa in Tamil PDF File. தோஹா ஶ்ரீ குரு சரண ஸரோஜ ரஜ னிஜமன முகுர ஸுதாரி | வரணௌ ரகுவர விமலயஶ ஜோ தாயக பலசாரி || புத்திஹீன தனுஜானிகை ஸுமிரௌ பவன குமார | பல புத்தி வித்யா தேஹு மோஹி ஹரஹு கலேஶ விகார் || த்யானம் கோஷ்பதீக்றுத வாராஶிம் மஶகீக்றுத ராக்ஷஸம் | ராமாயண மஹாமாலா ரத்னம் வம்தே அனிலாத்மஜம் || யத்ர யத்ர ரகுனாத கீர்தனம் தத்ர தத்ர க்றுதமஸ்தகாம்ஜலிம் | பாஷ்பவாரி பரிபூர்ண லோசனம் மாருதிம் னமத ராக்ஷஸாம்தகம் || சௌபாஈ ஜய ஹனுமான ஜ்ஞான குண ஸாகர | ஜய கபீஶ திஹு லோக உஜாகர || 1 || ராமதூத அதுலித பலதாமா | அம்ஜனி புத்ர பவனஸுத னாமா || 2 || மஹாவீர விக்ரம பஜரங்கீ | குமதி னிவார ஸுமதி கே ஸங்கீ ||3 || கம்சன வரண விராஜ ஸுவேஶா | கானன கும்டல கும்சித கேஶா || 4 || ஹாதவஜ்ர ஔ த்வஜா விராஜை | காம்தே மூம்ஜ ஜனேவூ ஸாஜை || 5|| ஶம்கர ஸுவன கேஸரீ னன்தன | தேஜ ப்ரதாப மஹாஜக வன்தன || 6 || வித்யாவான குணீ அதி சாதுர | ராம காஜ கரிவே கோ ஆதுர || 7 || ப்ரபு சரித்ர ஸுனிவே கோ ரஸியா | ராமலகன ஸீதா மன பஸியா || 8|| ஸூக்ஷ்ம ரூபதரி ஸியஹி திகாவா | விகட ரூபதரி லம்க ஜராவா || 9 || பீம ரூபதரி அஸுர ஸம…
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Thaipusam 2024 Date & Kavadi Attam Celebrations

Thaipusam festival is celebrated by Tamil community on full moon day in the month of Thai. Thaipusam is also spelled as Thaipoosam.

Where as Thai is a Tamil month name, Pusam refers to a natchathiram (star), which is at its highest point on this day.

According to the Gregorian calendar, Thai month falls in January – February.

The festival is dedicated to Hindu God Lord Murugan. Murugan is also known as Skanda, Murugan, Shanmukha, Kartikeya, Subrahmanya, Guha, etc.

Skanda Sasti Kavasam Tamil Lyrics.

Thaipusam 2024

Thaipusam 2024 Date is on Thrusday, 25th January.

It is believed that on this day, mother of Murugan – Goddess Parvathi presented a spear to Murugan to help him to destroy the demon Tarakasura.

Celebrations on Thaipusam

Thaipoosam celebrations take place in all Murugan Temples worldwide.

The festival is celebrated not only in India but most of the South East Asian countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka,…

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Mattu Pongal or Kanuma Festival – A Festival of Cattle

Mattu Pongal or Kanuma is one of the many festivals associated with seasons and is associated with winter harvest. It is celebrated on the third day of Sankranthi Festival. The first day is called Bhogi. The second day is Sankranthi. The third day is Kanuma (a festival of cattle), it is a very important festival to farmers who consider cattle as a symbol of good fortune and prosperity. Prayers to them for helping with a successful harvest season. On this day, usually, all farmers, clean cattle and cattle sheds and the sacred cows are decorated with colors and marigold flowers. Kanuma or Mattu Pongal is a festival which is dedicated to cows, farm animals and farm equipment and also offering flowers and worshipped as well. Significance of Mattu Pongal (Kanuma) It is believed that on this day Lord Krishna saved people and animals of Gokulam by lifting Govardhana Hill. Jalli Kattu is the famous local game in Tamilnadu, which plays in this season. Mukk…
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Sri Suktam in Tamil

Sri Suktam in Tamil - Sri Sukta, also known as Shri Suktam, is a devotional hymn revering Sri as Lakṣmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity and fertility. The Sri Suktam describes Sri (Goddess Lakshmi) as glorious, ornamented, royal, lustrous as gold, and radiant as fire, moon and the sun. She is addressed as the bestower of fame, bounty and abundance in the form of gold, cattle, horses and food. Also view in English | Hindi | Telugu | Kannada | Malayalam | Gujarati | Oriya | Bengali Sri Suktam in Tamil ஓம் || ஹிர’ண்யவர்ணாம் ஹரி’ணீம் ஸுவர்ண’ரஜதஸ்ர’ஜாம் | சம்த்ராம் ஹிரண்ம’யீம் லக்ஷ்மீம் ஜாத’வேதோ ம ஆவ’ஹ || தாம் ம ஆவ’ஹ ஜாத’வேதோ லக்ஷ்மீமன’பகாமினீ”ம் | யஸ்யாம் ஹிர’ண்யம் விம்தேயம் காமஶ்வம் புரு’ஷானஹம் || அஶ்வபூர்வாம் ர’தமத்யாம் ஹஸ்தினா”த-ப்ரபோதி’னீம் | ஶ்ரியம்’ தேவீமுப’ஹ்வயே ஶ்ரீர்மா தேவீர்ஜு’ஷதாம் || காம் ஸோ”ஸ்மிதாம் ஹிர’ண்யப்ராகாரா’மார்த்ராம் ஜ்வலம்’தீம் த்றுப்தாம் தர்பயம்’தீம் | பத்மே ஸ்திதாம் பத்மவ’ர்ணாம் தாமிஹோப’ஹ்வயே ஶ்ரியம் || சம்த்ராம் ப்ர’பாஸாம் யஶஸா ஜ்வலம்…
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List of Tamil Festivals – Tamil Calendar 2023

List of Tamil Festivals in 2020 according to Tamil Calendar 2020, this year Arudra Darshanam is falling Twice, once in January & in December also.

January 2018

2 Tuesday Thiruvathirai / Arudra Darshan 13 Saturday Bhogi Pandigai 14 Sunday Pongal / Makar Sankranthi 15 Monday Mattu Pongal/ Kanuma 16 Tuesday Thai Amavasai 24 Wednesday Ratha Sapthami 31 Wednesday Thai Pusam

February 2018

13 Tuesday Shivarathri

March 2018

1 Thursday Masi Magam 14 Wednesday Karadaiyan nombu 18 Sunday Ugadi 25 Sunday Rama Navami 31 Saturday Panguni Uthiram

April 2018

14 Saturday Puthandu 15 Sunday Vishnu Kani 18 Wednesday Akshaya Thiruthiyai 20 Friday Shankara Jayanthi 21 Saturday Ramanuja Jayanthi 30 Monday Chitra Pournami

May 2018

4 Friday Agni Nakshatram Begins …
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Agni Natchathiram 2024 Date & Timings – Kathiri Veyil 2024

Agni Natchathiram 2024 Start and End Date 

As per Tamil Calendar, in 2024 Agni Natchathiram starts on Saturday, 4th May at 9:31 AM IST, and ends on Tuesday, 28th May at 4:37 PM IST. 

About Kathiri Veyil

Agni Natchathiram, Agni Nakshatram, Kathiri Veyil, Agni veyil, Agni Karthi all are same. It is also known as akni natsathiram, Katthhir and Kartari.

Agni Natchathiram is a 21 Days period when sun passes through the Krithika (Krittika) Nakshatra.

It is a peak summer season that is why this period called as Agni Natchathiram.

When sun passes through 3rd and 4th quarter of Bharani Natchathiram, All quarters of Krittika Natchathiram and 1st quarter of Rohini Natchathiram is considered as Agni Nakshatram.

As per Panchanga, it is considered as each Nakshatra has 4 quarters.

Agni Natchathiram Story in Tamil https://youtu.be/DM2ks3sXlV8?feature=shared Rituals & Importance of Agni Natchathiram

The festival holds great significanc…

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