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Starting Tamil New Year on a bright note

The Straits Times | Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Hindu devotees praying as priests prepared an oil lamp for an offering to the gods at the Sri Mariamman Temple in South Bridge Road yesterday morning.

SINGAPORE - Yesterday was the Tamil New Year, or Puthandu, which is the first day of the traditional Tamil calendar.

Most Tamils - who speak Tamil and whose ancestors mainly hailed from South India and Sri Lanka - are Hindus.

On this auspicious day, they visit temples to seek blessings.

This article was published on April 15 in The Straits Times.

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