- Published on 12 April 2017
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The Sinhalese traditional New Year begins at a time determined by astrological calculations. Accordingly it dawns at 2.04 AM on Friday the 14th of April. The Punnya kalaya is from tomorrow 7.40PM to 8.28 AM on Friday.
BATHING FOR THE OLD YEAR
It is advisable to bath on Wednesday 12th April using concoction mixture with the juice of Neem leaves and spend the time commemorating the Gods of Destiny.
It is advisable to light the hearth clad in gold color, facing North at 05.41 a.m. on Friday 14th April and prepare milk-rice with ghee and jaggery and sweets.
COMMENCEMENT OF WORK, TRANSACTIONS AND PARTAKING OF MEALS
It is advisable to commence work, transactions and partaking of meals at 07.05 a.m. on Friday 14th April, clad in white and blue facing north.
ANNOINMENT OF OIL ON THE HEAD
It is advisable to anoint oil and concoction mixture with Nuga leaves on the head at 11.04 a.m. on Saturday 15th April, facing north, clad in blue, while keeping Nuga leaves on the head and Karanda leaves under the feet and to bathe thereafter.
SETTING OUT ON EMPLOYMENT
It is advisable to set out on employment at 06.28 a.m. on Monday the 17th April clad in white after a meal of milk-rice mixed with dee-kiri and ghee and a sweet facing north.