Time for religious act or Nonagataya starts at 7.40 this evening – New Year dawns at 2.04 tomorrow early morning

Thursday, 13 April 2017 - 18:30

Sri Lankans are preparing to celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year giving priority to traditional rites and rituals as New Year dawns in another few hours.

The time for religious activities or Nonagataya dawns at 7.40 this evening and ends at 8.28 tomorrow morning.

New Year dawns at 2.04 early morning tomorrow.

Astrologers prescribe to stop all actions and be engaged in religious activities during the prescribed time for religious activities.

The auspicious time for preparing food has fallen at 5.41am tomorrow.

It is recommended to wear gold coloured clothing; lighting the hearth looking at the direction of the North; and cook milk rice mixed with ghee and juggery.

It also recommends adding aggala and another few sweet meats for the first meal for the New Year.

Consuming food, exchange of cash and beginning work should be performed at the auspicious time at 7.05am tomorrow.

Astrologers prescribe to wear white and blue colours before commencing work, exchanging cash and consuming food looking at the direction of North.

The auspicious time for anointing oil falls at 11.04am on April 15th.

The auspicious time to leave for work for the New Year falls on April 17th.

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