Varusha Pirappu, or Puthandu or Chithirai Vishu, is the Tamil New Year celebrated all around the world by Tamil people. In 2013, Varusha Pirappu or Puthandu date is April 14, 2013.
This is the first day in Tamil month of Chithirai masam in Vijaya year. As per Hinduism (Tamil beliefs), Chithirai Vishu is the day during which Lord Brahma started the creation.
Many temples host special pujas during Puthandu in Tamil Nadu. Chithirai Vishu is also known as Chithirai 1 or Chithirai month 1.
In Telugu New Year and Kannada New Year are celebrated as Ugadi on the first day in Chaitra month as per the respective calendars. Marathi New Year day is Gudhi Padva which is celebrated on the same day of Ugadi.
Tamil New Year day 2013 date in USA & Canada is – April 13 (PST, MST, CST & EST).
Tamil New Year day 2013 date in UK & Europe, UAE & other Gulf countries – April 14
Tamil New Year day 2013 date in Singapore, Malaysia – April 14
Tamil New Year day 2013 date in Australia & New Zealand – April 14
Download Tamil Panchangam 2013-2014, Nalla Neram 2013-2014 of S Narasimha Rao – Link
Download Thanjavur Tamil Panchangam 2013-2014, Thanjavur Nalla Neram 2013-2014 – Link
Download Tamil Panchangam 2012-2013 or Nalla Neram 2012-2013 of Mantralayam Raghavendra Mutt
Download Tamil Panchangam 2012-2013 or Nalla Neram 2012-2013 of Uttaradi Math
In 2012, Chithirai Vishu was on April 13. In 2011, Puthandu date was April 14.