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Oil anointing for the New Year is on Saturday

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year has dawned. The nation welcomed the massive cultural festival engaging in religious observances and observing the rites as laid down by the planetary movements. The oil anointing tradition for the New Year has to be performed on Saturday the 16th.

Oil anointing for the New Year is recommended at 10.41 am on Saturday, April 16th clad in blue attire facing towards west keeping banyan leaves on head and standing on karanda leaves applying gingelly oil mixed with banyan leaf juice on head.

The auspicious time to leave for work in the New Year is on Monday, April 18th at 6.27 am dressed in white clothes having partaken a meal of milk rice mixed with curd.