Monday, April 13, 2009

இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் Iniya Tamizh Puthaandu Nalvazhthukkal

My family and I would like to wish all Tamils a very Happy Tamil New Year. I sincerely hope and pray that this new year would bring loads of happiness and wealth to all. My new year wish would be for all Malaysians, especially Malaysian Indians, to prosper and enjoy a peaceful life.
Meanwhile today is Vaisakhi, the New Year for Sikhs. I take this opportunity to wish all Sikhs a very happy new year celebration.
Below I have attached an introduction to the origins and significance of the New Year picked up from Wikipedia. Please feel free to read through for knowledge. Thank You.


The Tamil New Year follows the Nirayanam vernal equinox and generally falls on April 14 of the Gregorian year. April 14th marks the first day of the traditional Tamil calendar and this remains a public holiday in both Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka.
Tropical vernal equinox fall around 22 March, and adding 23 degrees of trepidation or oscillation to it, we get the Hindu sidereal or Nirayana Mesha Sankranti (Sun's transition into Nirayana Aries). Hence, the Tamil calendar begins with the same date which is observed by most traditional calendars of the rest of India as in Assam, Bengal, Kerala, Manipur, Orissa, Punjab etc not to mention Nepal, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
The 60-year cycle is also ancient and is observed by most traditional calendars of India and China, and is related to 5 revolutions of Jupiter according to popular belief, or to 60-year orbit of Nakshatras (stars) as mentioned in Surya Siddhanta.
The traditional Tamil year is (from April 14, 2009), Kaliyuga 5111. Vikrama and Shalivahana Saka eras are also used. But in Tamilnadu, from the year 2009 the tamil new year was celebrated on the first day of Thai (usually January 14) by supporters of the DMK and affiliated political parties.
Tamil people celebrate Tamil new year on April 14. There are several references in early Tamil literature to the April new year. Nakkirar, the author of the Nedunalvaadai mentions in the 3rd century that the Sun travels from Mesha/Chitterai through 11 successive Raasis or signs of the Zodiac. Koodaloor Kizhaar in the 3rd century refers to Mesha Raasi/Chitterai as the commencement of the year in the Puranaanooru.
The 8th century Silappadikaaram describes the 12 Raasis/zodiac signs starting with Mesha/Chitterai. The Manimekalai alludes to the Hindu solar calendar as we know it today.

11 comments:

Mahendran said...

Happy New Year to u too Datuk!

May god bless u with prosperity always. Good day!

Regards,
MAHENDRAN
MIC WP Youth Secretary

asha iyengar said...

Good Day Sir

Vanakam. Thangallekkum, thangal kudumbamaarekum, Yen iniya chithirai puthandu naal valzthukal.

Kind Regards

Asha Iyengar

indian youth said...

Hope u all will change ur atitude, stop being "YES MAN TEAM" CWC must be a group of people who can contribute for the developement of indian comunity in this country, but u all just acting as "yes Man Team".Next time if CWC just been elected only to say "Yes Man" then better to apoint a scholl boy to fulfill that seat. Change ur constitution so that scholl children can seat there and say YES like u all doing ,


Indian Youth

mathu said...

it's not tamil puthandu. it's hindu puthandu celebrated by tamils.

Akhi said...

Dear Datuk,

We are the Yadav family from Bangsar. Please seriously consider the case of the non-comformity massive construction which is happening in Jln. Mambu. DBKL has done nothing to resolve this issue and instead seem to be either ignoring or protecting the contractor who is the wrong doer.Moreover the contractor is arrogant enough to say "he can do whatever he wishes". As a citizen it is a request from me to you to take action and clean up the act of some inefficient DBKL employees.It is completely frustrating when DBKL should be working to help us resolve issues rather then making things more complicated and frustrating.Please do consider my views seriously. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the New Year wishes.

Now look into this article in the webpage http://imagineequality.blogspot.com/2009/04/marginalisation-of-mic.html

It says something serious about MIC.

You have a team that responds and corrects the situation?

If yes, get them to work fast - if the contents of the article is not true.

Anonymous said...

A BAD NEW YEAR TO MIC. I CHALLENGE YOU THAT WE WILL BURY MIC BY THIS YEAR

asha iyengar said...

Good Day Sir

Is MIC still relevant for Indians? Since March 8 last year, ever since the BN took a severe drubbing in what came to be known in the Malaysian media as the "political tsunami" - many of the coalition member parties have had leadership changing hands.
The leaders directly or indirectly took the blame and handed over their reign to new set of leaders. This was done in the name of revitalising the party and to ensure it remains relevant with the moods on the ground.
UMNO, MCA, Gerakan leaders stepped down in the spirit of making way for new blood - new ideas, strategies etc.

All except for MIC. The President simply refuses to step down, and even went on to get nominated and thereafter elected unoppossed. He began the now famous mantra "RE-BRANDING MIC" to exercise and legitimise his stay as President.

Then he went on campaigning in Bkt Selambau and Gantang, even fielding a MIC man at Selambau.
The defiance shown during the press interviews have come in one full circle with eggs on his face. But all these did not deter him at all.
It is obvious since the last election, the Indians have voiced out in the polls....they had enough of you.
The by -election simply reinstate their resolve and decision that MIC is not wanted.

Why? Simply because MIC's gutter politics and its inability to champion loudly and effecively for Indians.

The other MIC leaders who are relatively very quiet all the time - shows the politics of fear in which Samy Vellu have nurtured in the party.
Their utter silence indicates clearly that they do not have the guts and gall to take on Samy Vellu and these will prove to be MIC's own downfall when the people know that MIC have no genuine courageous leaders, only a bunch of kow tow yes men.
Samy Vellu's 11th term as President (30 years) is but a dubious honor which only he can feel proud of. Why does he talks about exercising re-branding MIC when as a president for 30 years he had failed to do just that.

And whenever there are critics like me voicing out, there seem to be many Uncle Toms from MIC who go on playing the same tune on the sacrifices and what nots by the President for the mass.

Do you think the Indian mass will ever throw their support on all these quiet leaders?

Im sure they are all in a predicament of who should start the ball rolling as past history have shown that anybody who does will get the sack.

And the latest headlines amuses me on the flip flops of MIC pertaining to the issue of lack of MIC ministers in the cabinet.

Well let me give you assurance on this matter, stand as one and get rid of Samy Vellu and his cronies.
Bring on and elect more young professionals in MIC ranks. Do not alienate non-Tamil speaking Indians. Restrict Presidency and other ranking terms as to provide a smooth transition flow of new blood in the party.
Ensure the voices of the mass are heard.
These acts will automatically garner support and admiration from the mass.
Next wise thing to do is to worry about the cabinet representations when MIC is fully rid of Samy Vellu and his cronies.
Do you think the PM will ever care to give such cabinet posts to a bunch of gutless and timid leaders? Leaders are supposed to have integrity, vision and fearless convictions.

Thanks.

Asha Iyengar

vyasam said...

Dear Datuk,
Its thoughful of you to include the Vaishakhi celebrations by the Punjabi community in your greetings. Hope next year you would include the Malayalee community who celebrate Vishu as their new year as well. If Indians as minority do not respect and show appreciation and support for minorities within the minority, we as Indians loose our legitimacy in collectively representing all Indians.
Al the same I commend Datuk's effort on behalf of all Indians.

Malar said...

Vanakkam Dato,

Sithirai muhtal naal hindu puthaandu
tamil puthaandu alla

Thai maatham muthal naalthan tamil puthaandu...

Ungalukkum ungal kudumbathinarukkum en iniya puthaandu vaalthukkal...

thodaratthum ungal sehvai

Malar said...

Vanakkam Dato,

Thodarattum ungal Sehvai

Vaalga ungal thondu