First day of the year

Posted by Devi (Chennai, India) on 26 April 2017 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Well, I had posted a Temple Tower on our Tamil New Year's day on April 14th.
In our pooja room( where we place statues or pictures of our deities) we place a wooden plank on which we place our Lord Krishna's picture. Around we place many vegetables, fruits, nine types of grains, limes, coconut and money(notes) in all denominations and coins too and a little gold and silver. ..the previous night.
In the morning, before the sun rises, we look at all these so that all year through we are blessed in plenty with God's grace, food and vegetables and fruits...especially with God's grace. The master of the house then takes notes from here and hands a few to the wife, kids etc. Anyone who visits us this day will get a note. The maids, watchman..etc. receive cash from the master. We cook a feast and enjoy the day.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is interesting to read your comments. It helps to understand this picture. The customs of other peoples are interesting and we should understand them better. The world could become a little better place.

26 Apr 2017 5:29am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belle composition. )

26 Apr 2017 5:35am

Marjolein from Netherlands

What interesting to read.
And what's a nice thought behind :-)
Thank you for sharing

26 Apr 2017 6:52am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Perfect composition.

26 Apr 2017 7:15am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle composition et merci à toi pour toutes ces explications très intéressantes!!!

26 Apr 2017 8:27am

mauro brando from Arlanda, Sweden

Nice shot!

26 Apr 2017 9:45am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

A superb image Devi, and very interesting information.

26 Apr 2017 11:23am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb photo . You kept so strong your traditions and everybody in the house has his place and receive something .

26 Apr 2017 11:42am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Happy new Tamil year. Thanks for the information.

26 Apr 2017 1:44pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful image with a nice text.

26 Apr 2017 2:19pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

great photo of this interesting tradition :))

26 Apr 2017 2:22pm

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

You have good traditions in your country.Very informative.

26 Apr 2017 2:33pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelles ofrandes ces fruits colorée et l'argent usperbe.

26 Apr 2017 3:16pm

Brockaly from Leominster, United Kingdom

Happy new year - a cornucopia - to use a Roman word for a Greek idea.

26 Apr 2017 3:16pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Very interesting information. Happy New Year friend...!!!

26 Apr 2017 3:24pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a lovely visual of you delightful tradition. NOt only blessing your own house, but also others is wonderful.

26 Apr 2017 3:43pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful picture of Lord Guruvayurappan surrounded by a fine display and decorations in your Puja room.
It gives a wonderful divine experience, Devi. All the best. :)

26 Apr 2017 3:59pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Interesting to learn different traditions people have.
Nice and colorful.

26 Apr 2017 4:44pm

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

Very interesting to read the customs of the others in the world. Nice shot

26 Apr 2017 4:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent explanatory background that accompanies this great photo!!

26 Apr 2017 4:47pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Rich day,:-)

26 Apr 2017 5:42pm

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

The first thing i saw was..Mangoes

26 Apr 2017 6:01pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Hey Devi - love the colours, the clarity, and the quality of the light. Your pictures have certainly improved over the last year and a bit :-)

26 Apr 2017 6:21pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Very well captured and interesting info.

26 Apr 2017 6:52pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

With all that money I am surprised more people don't come by
for a second visit !

26 Apr 2017 7:24pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Bon nouvel an Tamoul, Devi. Merci de tes explications sur ces traditions.

26 Apr 2017 8:00pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

an excellent doc shot

26 Apr 2017 8:14pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

That is such a nice custom! That is a wonderful arrangement of lovely offerings. Beautiful color.

26 Apr 2017 9:29pm


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