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January 24, 2008

Thai(தை) 1 – Only in Tamil Nadu

Filed under: Rant — Tags: , , — yaadayaada @ 6:03 pm

Whatz up wtih the Tamil Nadu Government? Just for the heck of it, they decided to move the First day of the Tamil new year from Chiththirai 1 to Thai 1. I mean don’t they have any other important thing to do like finding good teachers for the schools, helping the farmers, providing healthy and hygienic food in schools, providing a proper roof for the primary schools, etc. What does the common man/woman get out of this change? The work force loses a day of their holidays since Pongal and the new year falls on the same day. School going children also lose one day of their holiday. Need to change all the school/children’s books so that the first month is Thai instead of Chiththirai.




  1. WHAT?? Link please.

    Comment by B o o. — January 24, 2008 @ 7:16 pm

  2. Oh.. You din’t know. Dad told me about this a couple of days back. Now dad wants to number 3 to be called one and number 1 to be called 3 since 3 resembles ohm and he is a hindu. 🙂

    I saw it in Sun News. It is also in Vikatan.

    Comment by yaadayaada — January 24, 2008 @ 9:23 pm

  3. the dangerous thing is that GWB is rapidly learning politics from MK!!

    before you know it, July will be the new January and 15th will be the new 1st!

    first it was street names, then city names, now they are messing with the calendar!

    what next ?

    starting tomorrow right will be called left and left will be called right?

    Comment by sundar narayanan — January 25, 2008 @ 3:18 am

  4. Sundar
    Sometimes I am confused as to who is learning from whom. Maybe they both go to the same school to learn.

    Comment by yaadayaada — January 25, 2008 @ 6:25 am

  5. Hey, you changed the look. I like this new look! I have been reading from Google feed reader and didn’t know abt the new look.

    Hmmp….some one heard abt Tuglak? Looks like all these jokers are learning from him.

    Comment by utbtkids — January 27, 2008 @ 3:35 pm

  6. Thanks utbt!
    Tuglak! These guys would put Thuglak to shame! That reminds me that I should buy some of those old Cho comedy movie DVDs next time I go to India!

    Comment by yaadayaada — January 27, 2008 @ 4:44 pm

  7. hmm.. the few years I lived in Madras, I used to hate them changing bus numbers. From K to J, KK to JJ and vice versa. But changing the new year date takes the cake 🙂

    Comment by admin — February 4, 2008 @ 9:52 pm

  8. oye, that comment was from me. This wordpress confuses the heck out of me. I was logged into another site 🙂

    Comment by ddmom — February 4, 2008 @ 9:55 pm

  9. hi ddmom,
    I was wondering who it was.. seeing the comment by admin:-)

    Yeah, totally jobless these politician’s are.

    Comment by yaadayaada — February 5, 2008 @ 5:28 am

  10. The Tamil New Year date of Jan 15 correct. It is based on the commencement of Sun’s northern shift. Tamil=Vadapeyarchchi; Sanskit=utharaayaNam.

    April 14th is actually the Hindu New Year. One can refer to any Sri Lankan calender to check this. Also April 14th was a date which not of value to anyone but Hindu’s. It should still be the Tamil Hindu New Year. The months of Chithirai to Panguni are Sanskrit derivatives.

    Jan 15th is a date is common to all religions. It is the Tamil New Year. It is based on the original Tamil months of Suravam, Kumbam, Mezham …all the way to Silai. These were the original months which out of use for a long period to be replaced by Sanskrit months. Even the 60 year cycle are not Tamil but Sanskrit.

    Any one who really cares for the language will support the original months.

    BTW the original Tamil name for Wednesday/Mercury is Arivan and Saturday/Saturn is Kaari. Tradgically only Malaysian calenders are reflecting this.

    Having Tamil New Year on Jan 15th, April 14th should still remain the Hindu New Year as is SL and Malaysia.

    Comment by suresh raghuram — March 10, 2008 @ 9:34 am

  11. I am Sri Lankan and the Tamil New Year is on April 14 (or on April 13 if the corresponding Gregorian year is a leap year).

    This is a stunt of Karunanidhi. Does he not have anything better to do i.e. cleaner roads, steady power, better infrastructure, poverty alleviation rather than messing with the calendar. This is a gimmick. Tamil New Year is on Chitterai 1.

    Pongal is the harvest festival and based on the Sanskrit Makara Sankranti. It is not the New Year.

    The proposed new names for the Tamil months i.e. Suravam, Kumbam, Melam are not authentic. This is an eyewash – a gimmick by a tired old man who should retire from politics.

    Comment by Dharman — April 10, 2008 @ 3:13 pm

  12. First Karunanidhi should immediately change his name to Tamil. Karuna & Nidhi are Sanskrit words meaning ‘Kindness’ & ‘repository’ go back to black and red angavastram his party symbol, rather than meddle with things he does not know.

    Comment by Srivasa — April 13, 2008 @ 11:37 am

  13. sarvathari and virodhi total 60 years names of narathar children who gave birth by gender changingi see Abithana Sinthamani. names are in Sanskirit not in tamil. Aryan dominate the south indian tamilians and tamil. who mostly fully dominated and occupied jobs their masters English rulers before indipendent and after the freedom also. tamil is a world classical language. it have own literatures and scholars. Aryan names and aryan Festival is not a tamil festival. Thai muthal naale thamilar thirunaal and Pongal festival is an Harvest festival of Tamilian. Aaa.Koothadigal kudhipathil thavare illai.because aryans only not accepted thai thirunaal including
    in the Temples akso muthu

    Comment by muthu — April 14, 2008 @ 5:25 pm

  14. By shifting tamil new Year date, the begining of the year has been made more divine and devoted , as the new one marks the begining of the period of the awakening state of the Divinities.

    Comment by waz — April 16, 2008 @ 2:15 am

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    Comment by Vj — April 11, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

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