Hirunews Logo
Sinhala+and+Tamil+New+Year%3A+Anointing+oil+today
Saturday, 16 April 2016 - 7:35
Sinhala and Tamil New Year: Anointing oil today
29

Shares
3,535

Views

The anointing of oil, the next tradition as part of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year will take place at 10.41 am today.

The custom is to be carried out clad in blue attire, facing west, while hanging banyan leaves over the head and placing Karada leaves under the feet.

After applying oil, folk will bathe for the first time in the new year.

This year’s state ceremony of anointing oil will take place at Walegoda Sri Pushpaaraama Vihara in Payaa-gala, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Several other events have also been organized at the Sri Dalada Maligawa, Sri Maha Bodhiya and many other religious places of worship.

The auspicious time for departing from home to the workplace for the first time in the New Year falls on Monday the 18th at the auspicious time of 6.27 AM.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Heavy snow across the globe
Friday, 13 January 2017 - 9:29
Many countries are experiencing heavy snow, foreign media states. The temperature in England, Scotland, North Ireland and Wales has hit minus 10 degrees... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
281 Views
707 Views
2,232 Views
1,527 Views
9,595 Views
44,340 Views
Top