Puthandu On Saturday 14th April 2018
Sankranti Timing = 8:27 AM
Puthandu On Sunday 14th April 2019
Sankranti Timing = 2:25 PM
Puthandu On Tuesday 14th April 2020
Sankranti Timing = 8:39 PM on 13th, April
Puthandu On Wednesday 14th April 2021
Sankranti Timing = 2:48 AM
Puthandu On Thursday 14th April 2022
Sankranti Timing = 8:56 AM
Puthandu On Friday 14th April 2023
Sankranti Timing = 3:11 PM
Puthandu On Sunday 14th April 2024
Sankranti Timing = 9:15 PM on 13th, April
Puthandu On Monday 14th April 2025
Sankranti Timing = 3:30 AM
Puthandu On Tuesday 14th April 2026
Sankranti Timing = 9:38 AM
Puthandu On Wednesday 14th April 2027
Sankranti Timing = 3:32 PM
Puthandu On Friday 14th April 2028
Sankranti Timing = 9:46 PM on 13th, April
Puthandu On Saturday 14th April 2029
Sankranti Timing = 3:55 AM
Puthandu On Sunday 14th April 2030
Sankranti Timing = 9:59 AM
About Puthandu/Tamil New Year/Puthuvarusham/Varusha Pirappu/Chithirai Thirunaal:
Puthandu, or the Tamil New Year, is also known as “Varusha Pirappu” in Tamil, which is observed on first day of Tamil month Chithirai.
According to Tamil Solar Calendar, if Sankranti occurs after sunrise and before sunset, the same day is considered as New Year day. If Sankranti occurs after sunset, then the year begins on the next day.
This rule is good for identifying the first day of the year. However, for calculation of auspicious time for performing rituals, pujas and Dan-Punya activities related to Sankranti, the above rules are not sufficient. In that case one should consider the exact moment of Sankranti, because only some specific time duration before or after the Sankranti moment is considered auspicious for performing Sankranti related activities.
On Puthandu Chakkarai Pongal, Vadai, Payasam, Mango Pachadi, Neem flower rasam are a must in the menu. Puthandu falls on Friday, 14 April every year.