Significance of the Tamil New Year

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Significance of the Tamil New Year
(1) The Hindu Astronomical Significance of the Tamil New Year
The Earth travels in an elliptical path around the Sun through 360 degrees (Paakai in Tamil), and the time period for one such complete travel around the Sun (Suriyan in Tamil) is called a Year (Aandu in Tamil).
The circumference of the elliptical path traced by the Earth (Ulaham in Tamil) having the Sun as the central point – are divided into twelve arcs, and the angular segments traced by each arc measuring 30 degrees is called a House (Veedu in Tamil or Rasi in Sanskrit). Thus the earth passes through twelve Houses in a year…..please click here toread more