New Year Auspicious Times Aurudu Nakath 2023. As Sri Lankans across the country prepare to usher in the Sinhala – Tamil New Year (Aluth Avurudda) in 2023 April, officials urged the public to observe Sinhala and Tamil New Year rituals at home in a safe and subdued manner. We bring you the auspicious times…

Auspicious Times of 2023 Sinhala and Tamil New Year:

Dawn of the New Year
New Year will dawn at 2:59 p.m. on April 14 (Friday)

Punya Kaalaya (‘Nonagathaya’ or Inauspicious Time) 
Punya Kalaya or inauspicious time is from 8:35 a.m. to 9:23 p.m. on April 14 (Friday)

Preparation of Meals
Preparing meals for the New Year should begin at 3:29 p.m. on April 14 (Friday).
Light the hearth, clad in mix-colored clothes while facing the direction of the south. Prepare milk rice mixed with curd as well as sweetmeats containing Undu flour (Urad).

Commencing Work, Transactions and Partaking in Meals
April 14 (Friday) at 5:05 p.m. clad in mix-colored clothes and facing the direction of east

Anointing Oil
April 16 (Sunday) at 9:41 a.m. clad in red and yellow while facing the direction of south

Leaving for Work
April 17 (Monday) at 6:28 a.m. clad in white-colored clothes while facing the south when leaving the house

Planting of Tree Saplings
April 20 (Thursday ) at 6:38 a.m. clad in golden-colored clothes while facing the direction of east