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    Tamil New Year welcomed with zeal and fervour in state

    The Hawk
    April14/ 2024
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    Tamil New Year Celebrations Sweep Tamil Nadu; Traditional Pujas, Greetings, and Global Wishes Mark the Occasion.

    Meenakshi Amman temple

    Chennai: Tamil New Year, the first day of the Tamil month 'Chithirai', was welcomed with traditional fervour across the state on Sunday.

    Tamil-speaking people ushered in the 'Krodhi' New Year by visiting places of worship clad in traditional attire.

    Special pujas were held across several temples to mark the occasion with devotees queuing up at the famous Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Samayapuram Mariamman Temple near Tiruchirapalli among others in the state.

    Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi, AIADMK General Secretary Edappadi K Palaniswami extended their greetings on the occasion.

    "On the auspicious occasion of Tamil New Year, my warmest greeting and best wishes to all, especially my Tamil brothers and sisters. May the New Year bring good health, happiness, success, and fulfilment to the lives of all," Ravi said in a Raj Bhavan release.

    "With new inspirations, energy and enthusiasm let us rededicate ourselves to the unity, integrity and inclusive development of the nation," he said.

    In an audio message that was shared on various social media platforms, Palaniswami extended his Tamil New Year wishes to Tamils living across the globe.

    Meanwhile, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also extended his greetings to Tamils on the occasion.

    "I am sending my best wishes to Tamils across Canada who are coming together with family and loved ones to celebrate the start of the Tamil New Year. Happy Puthandu.," he said in a social media post.