அனைவருக்கும் தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல் வாழ்த்துக்கள

Happy Tamil New Year.

Kolam : Illustration — @arn-story : Anu Nandakumar

It is Tamil New Year day today (Tamil : The Tamil people, also known as Tamilar தமிழர், Tamils are a Dravidian ethno-linguistic group who trace their ancestry mainly to India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu, union territory of Puducherry and to Sri Lanka. Tamils constitute 5.9% of the population in India (concentrated mainly in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry), 15% in Sri Lanka 6% in Mauritius, 7% in Malaysia and 5% in Singapore.)

In one of my previous stories, I had shared about Tropical zodiac and sidereal zodiac which can be found here.

Tamil calendar is based on Hindu Solar Calendar and the list of 60 years names is in itself a cycle. This cycle is explained in Surya Siddhantha as the time taken by Jupiter’s revolution or Jovian year in concurrence with sani/Saturn.

The orbital period/year, of/on Jupiter is called a Jovian year, that is equal to 12 years on earth. With every five Jovian years, the Solar calendar name cycle gets reset. It means that the two major planets Sani/Saturn (which takes 30 years to complete one cycle round the sun) and Guru/ Jupiter (takes 12 years to complete one cycle around the sun) would lead to a least common multiple of 60.

The Tamil calendar is the Sidereal Calendar, which is used in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Manipur, Nepal, Odisha, Rajasthan, and Punjab as well.

The 60 year names are:

01. Prabhava1987–1988

02. Vibhava 1988–1989

03. Sukla 1989–1990

04. Pramodutha 1990–1991

05. Prachorpaththi 1991–1992

06. Aangirasa 1992–1993

07. Srimuga 1993–1994

08. Bhava 1994–1995

09. Yuva 1995–1996

10. Dhaatu 1996–1997

11. Eesvara 1997–1998

12. Vekuthaniya 1998–1999

13. Pramati 1999–2000

14. Vikrama 2000–2001 Photo

15. Vishu 2001–2002

16. Chitrabaanu 2002–2003

17. Subhaanu 2003–2004

18. Dhaarana 2004–2005

19.Paarthiba 2005–2006

20. Viya 2006–2007

21. Sarvajith 2007–2008

22. Sarvadhari 2008–2009

23. Virodhi 2009–2010

24. Vikruthi 2010–2011

25. Kara 2011–2012 Photo

26. Nandhana 2012–2013

27. Vijaya 2013–2014

28. Jaya 2014–2015

29. Manmatha 2015–2016

30. Dhunmuki 2016–2017

31. Havilambi 2017–2018

32.Vilambi 2018–2019

33. Vikari 2019–2020

34. Sarvari 2020–2021

35. Plava 2021–2022

36. Subakrith சுபகிருது 2022–2023 (hurray our year , meaning “Good deeds”)

37. Sobakrith 2023–2024

38. Krodhi 2024–2025

39. Visuvaasuva 2025–2026

40. Parabhaava 2026–2027

41. Plavanga 2027–2028

42. Keelaka 2028–2029

43. Saumya 2029–2030

44. Sadharana 2030–2031

45.Virodhikrithu 2031–2032

46. ​​Paridhaabi 2032–2033

47. Pramadhisa 2033–2034

48.Aanandha 2034–2035

49. Rakshasa 2035–2036

50. Nala 2036–2037

51. Pingala 2037–2038

52. Kalayukthi 2038–2039

53. Siddharthi 2039–2040

54. Routhri 2040–2041

55. Dunmathi 2041–2042

56. Dhundubhi 2042–2043

57. Rudhrodhgaari 2043–2044

58. Raktakshi 2044–2045

59. Krodhana 2045–2046

60. Akshaya 2046–2047

  • Have a wonderful day :-)

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