Ushering the Tamil New Year

Ushering the Tamil New Year

Hindu devotees praying as priests prepare an oil lamp for an offering to the gods at the Sri Mariamman Temple in South Bridge Road yesterday.

The Tamil New Year, or Puthandu, is marked on April 14, which is the first day of the traditional Tamil calendar.

On this auspicious day, Hindus visit temples to pray and seek blessings.

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