photo photo photo
photo
Using this site means you agree to its terms
hrule
hrule
Home spacer Hindu Gods spacer Hindu Way of Life spacer Slokas and Mantras spacer Astrology spacer Vaastu Saastra spacer Thirumantram spacer Hindu Temples


Guru Maharishi
Guruji Dr.KV
Want to know more ?
Guruji's News Channel
Guruji's Photo Channel
Guruji's You Tube Channel
Charities & Humanity
Guruji's Articles & Publications
Hindu Years
Hindu Months
Sunrise and Sunset
Navagraha Shanthi!
Surya Bhagavan
Chandra Bhagavan
Angaraha Bhagavan
Budha Bhagavan
Guru Bhagavan
Shukra Bhagavan
Shanaiswara Bhagavan
Rahu Bhagavan
Ketu Bhagavan
Navagrahas
Remedial Astrology
Lal Kitab
Striking Principles
Sun
Moon
Mars
Mercury
Jupiter
Venus
Saturn
Rahu
Ketu

Hari Om

The most important philosophy and effectively the only mission of this website is to actively participate and substantially contribute for the natural formation of a strong National and Global interfaith movement respecting sentiments, core principles and values of all Religions of Humankind to create and promote a True ALL FAITH - Classless and Casteless Society (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam*) as envisaged by the Maharishis and Seers of Vedic Religion, which is committed to guarantee self realization at individual level and the attainment of universal peace at mundane level.

*Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (“vasudha’, the earth; “iva’, is ; and “kutumbakam’, family) is a Sanskrit phrase that means that the whole world is one united (single) family.

The concept originates in the Vedic scripture Maha Upanishad (Chapter 6, Verse 72):

ayam bandhurayam neti ganana laghuchetasam udaracharitanam tu vasudhaiva kutumbakam

Only small men (with narrow mindedness) discriminate saying: One is a relative; the other is a stranger. For those who live magnanimously with expansion of mind, the entire world constitutes but a family.

All the contents of our portal are based upon the Vedic guidance rendered by the great sages, scholars and learned authors through sastras, satsangs, literature, books and advices. However the practice of the same is to done by the individuals as per their own best judgment. We do not guarantee or assure the correctness of the contents by the scale of the so called modern science.


editor
guruji
guruji
guruji

spacer

The Tamil calendar is a derivative of the old Hindu solar calendar and is based on the sidereal year (i.e. the time taken for one revolution of the Earth around the sun, or the mean time taken by the sun to return to the same position relative to the background of the fixed stars in the sky). In contrast, most other languages of India (Telugu, Hindi) use lunar calendars.


The Twelve Months

The Tamil new year usually falls in mid-April and the calendar consists of twelve months. Unlike the Gregorian calendar, the number of days in a given month can vary between years. Moreover, Tamil months may even have 32 days. For example, the month of Vaikasi had 32 days in 1996 and 31 days in 1998. Similarly, Aani had 31 days in 1996 and 32 days in 1998.

The following table shows when the first day of each month occurs:

No.

Tamil month

in English

Start date

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

10.

photo

Thai

January

15*

14*

14*

15*

14*

14*

14*

11.

photo

Maasi

February

13

12

13

13

13

12

12

12.

photo

Panguni

March

14

14

15

15

14

14

14

1.

photo

Chiththirai

April

13+

14+

14+

14+

13+

13+

13+

2.

photo

Vaikasi

May

14

15

15

15

14

14

14

3.

photo

Aani

June

15

15

15

15

15

14

15

4.

photo

Aadi

July

16

17

17

17

16

16

16

5.

photo

Aavani

August

17

17

17

18

16

17

17

6.

photo

Purattasi

September

17

17

17

18

16

17

17

7.

photo

Aippasi

October

17

17

18

18

17

17

17

8.

photo

Karthikai

November

16

16

17

17

16

16

16

9.

photo

Markazhi

December

16

16

16

16

15

15

16

*Thai 1 : Pongal Festival
+Chiththirai 1 : Tamil New Year's Day

Disclaimer: All the articles by Guruji are based upon the Vedic and spiritual guidance, scriptures, and interpretations rendered by the ancient wisdom of great sages, religious authorities, Guruji´s decades of research in Vedic Metaphysics, hereditary and intuitive divine inputs from Guruparampara. However the practice of the same is to be done by the individuals as per their own best judgment. We do not guarantee or assure the correctness of the contents by the scale of the so called modern science which, may not be applicable or appropriate to interpret or assess the Infinite Faith.