As Sri Lankans across the country prepare to usher in the Sinhala – Tamil New Year (Sinhala and Hindu New Year) in 2018 April, we bring you the auspicious times. With this post we bring you current local time in Sri Lanka, so that you can plan these nakath in your time zone (for Sri Lankans living abroad: Middle East, India, Australia, USA, Italy, UK etc). We also have published time left to important nakath times on 14 April 2018.
Auspicious Times for New Year 2018
THE NEW MOON
The new moon can be seen on Sunday the 18th of March and on Friday the 20th of April
BATHING FOR OLD YEAR
Bathing for old year falls on Thursday the 12th of April
DAWNING OF THE NEW YEAR
New Year will dawn at 8.13 am on Saturday the 14th of April
Punya Kalaya begins on Saturday the 14th of April at 1.49 am and ends on Saturday the 14th of April at 2.37 pm
PREPARING OF MEALS
Preparing meals for the New Year should begin at 10.40 am on Saturday the 14th of April, dressed in Blue looking forwards the North.
TRADING AND FIRST MEAL OF THE NEW YEAR
The tradition of trading and consuming the first meal of the New Year is to be done at 11.53 am on Saturday the 14th of April, dressed in Blue looking forwards the North.
ANOINTING WITH OIL
Anointing the head with oil is set for Monday the 16th of April at 10.16 am, dressed in Blue looking forwards the North.
LEAVING FOR WORK
Leaving for work in the New Year is set for 6.03am on Thursday the 19th of April
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