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.