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 Post subject: Auspicious times for Sinhala and Hindu New Year - 2005
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:22 am 
Auspicious times for Sinhala and Hindu New Year

* Sighting the moon
Monday April 11 for the new Lunar Year
Thursday May 12 for the new Solar Year.

* Bathing in the old year
Monday April 11 - with ointment prepared from "Divul" leaves.

* Dawn of the New Year
Thursday April 14 at 00.39 am

* Punyakalaya
Cease work on April 13 Wednesday at 06.15 pm until Thursday April 14 at 07.03 am. Engage in religious activities during this period.

* Preparing the first meal
Thursday 14 at 5.23 am, wearing light green, facing North. Light the hearth. Make milk rice mixed with ghee.

* Partaking of the first meal and transactions Thursday April 14 at 6.48 am, wearing golden colour apparel facing North. Transactions after meals.

* Anointing of the head and bathing
Saturday April 16 at 7.51 am, wearing blue and facing South.

* Leaving home for work
Wednesday April 20 at 6.45 am, wearing light green, facing South.

* Leaving home for other business activities
Monday April 18, wearing white, facing North.


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