We trust the onset of Spring, bringing much needed warmth after the snowy winter, has brought loads of cheer to all of you. May good health, happiness and prosperity continue to bloom and blossom in your life and in the lives of your near and dear.

Panguni is the last month of the Tamil calendar. Karadayan nombu is observed on the last day of maasi just before the beginning of Panguni. Ugadi, Sri Rama Navami and Panguni Uthiram are significant festivals in Panguni maasam.

Ugadi (18th March 2018)

Ugadi is the New Year for the people from Deccan area in India. On this day it is a custom to make ‘Ugadi pachadi’. The significance of ‘Ugadi pachadi’ is immense as it indicates the essence of life. This special dish is prepared with ingredients like:

  • Jaggery (sweet) - indicate happiness; Salt (salty)- indicate interest in life
  • Tamarind (sour) - indicate challenges; Neem flowers (bitter)-shows difficulties of life
  • Raw mango (tangy) - indicate surprises; Chilli powder (spicy)- anger and zest

The dish is significant as it has all the tastes of life. It teaches that life is a mixture of all the emotions.

Sri Rama Navami (25th March 2018)

The combination of Navami thithi and Punarpoosam star is celebrated as Sri Rama Navami, birthday of Lord Rama. On this beautiful birthday of Rama, let us ask ourselves the meaning of his birth. Rama exemplified the perfect person; he showed us how to embody the divine on Earth, how to live our lives in accordance with dharma and the divine principles. The celebration of Ram Navami is to propagate the message that every human being should cultivate the qualities of Lord Ram in them. One must strive towards becoming the ideal human being like the Lord Himself.

Panguni Uthiram (31st March 2018)

The combination of the star Uthiram in the month of Panguni is known as Panguni Uthiram.. Wedding of Lord Muruga with Deivaanai and Valli as well as wedding of Lord Mahavishnu and Mahalakshmi is celebrated on this day. Panguni Uthiram is also the incarnation day of Lord Ayyappan.

SIS Health and Happiness Event Update

'SIS Health and Happiness’ event was a great start to the year and was well attended. We were overwhelmed by the support and participation from SIS veteran members and grateful to receive positive feedback. The positive feedback from the attendees can be best summarised in the words of one of them “an afternoon usefully spent".

The Photos and write up are uploaded in our website – www.sisnambalava.org.uk

Link to Write up
Link to Photos

April 21st - SIS Tamil New Year Event

This year, Tamil New Year falls on Saturday the 14th of April 2018. We at SIS, plan to celebrate Tamil New Year (Vilambi varuda pirappu kondattangal) on the 21st of April

Venue: Canons High School, Shaldon Rd, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 6AN.
Date: Saturday the 21st  of April 2018
Time: 5:30 pm (registration from 4:30 pm)

More details to follow soon...