Month of chitterai, the first month of the Tamil Solar
calendar is celebrated as Tamil New year famously known as Puthandu. It is
believed that on this auspicious day, Lord Brahma began his creation, therefore
it is considered to be very pious and religious event. The Tamil New Year
follows the Nirayanam vernal equinox and generally falls on 14 April of the
Gregorian year.The day is Chithirai 1 as per the Tamil calender.
Gamosha is made manually in the villages of Assam. Assamese Gamosa is
mostly woven out of white threads with colourful and intricate inlays in
red. While a normal Gamosa is sold at ₹100, the designer ones range between
₹300 to 1500.
In a village near Lakhimpur, almost half of the villagers -- mostly
women -- can be seen weaving Gamosa and other traditional dresses by
hand-operated wooden looms.
Assamese Gamosa, which has been worn by Prime Minister Narendra Modi