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Apr 13, 2018

Sinhala & Hindu New Year, tomorrow

Many Sri Lankans are busy with last minute preparations for the Sinhala and Hindu New Year, which will dawn at 8.13am tomorrow (14).

The festival marks the sun’s movement from Meena (Pisces) to Mesha (Aries). The day before the Sinhala and Hindu New year is traditionally called the ‘Parana Avurudda’.

The auspicious times for the 2018 Sinhala and Hindu New Year are as follows :

THE NEW MOON
The new moon can be seen on Sunday the 18th of March and on Friday the 20th of April.

BATHING FOR OLD YEAR
Bathing for old year falls on Thursday the 12th of April

DAWNING OF THE NEW YEAR
New Year will dawn at 8.13 am on Saturday the 14th of April

PUNYA KALAYA
Punya Kalaya begins on Saturday the 14th of April at 1.49 am and ends on Saturday the 14th of April at 2.37 pm

PREPARING OF MEALS
Preparing meals for the New Year should begin at 10.40 am on Saturday the 14th of April

TRADING AND FIRST MEAL OF THE NEW YEAR
The tradition of trading and consuming the first meal of the New Year is to be done at 11.53 am on Saturday the 14th of April

ANOINTING WITH OIL
Anointing the head with oil is set for Monday the 16th of April at 10.16 am

LEAVING FOR WORK
Leaving for work in the New Year is set for 6.03am on Thursday the 19th of April

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