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Avurudu Auspicious Times 2016

<p><em>Auspicious Times for 2016 Sinhala/Tamil Avurudu.</em></p> <p>This year we have both an infographic and a video to show you the auspicious times (and actions) for the New Year.</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>For some background on what exactly Avurudu means, astrologically, here's some info from YAMU Amma Sujata Gamage:</p> <blockquote> <p>Viewed from the earth, the sun’s disc takes 12 hours 48 minutes to cross an imaginary line in the sky. Astrological New Year marks the crossing of the imaginary line that separates the constellation Pisces from Aries. For 2016, the sun begins this transition on April 13th at 1.24 pm and complete the transition at 2.12 am on the 14th. This transition period is called the Punya Kalaya.</p> <p>The first half of the transition period is the do-nothing or the Nonagatha period. The end of the Nonagatha and the beginning of the second half at 7.48 pm marks the dawn of the astrological New Year. The sun is now spot-on the imaginary line. This is when you hear the fire crackers. The second half is the active period. Astrologers pick the times to light the fire, cook the food and eat the food doing some obscure calculations. For 2016, the prescribed time to start cooking is 8:05. The time to eat is set at 8.54. They also suggest you eat Kiribath and Mung Kavun for the occasion. You don’t have to believe in astrology to enjoy one time of the year when we all over-indulge on the same food at the same time.</p> </blockquote>

March 2016
Mar 21

YAMU News: Red Folly

This is the second edition of YAMU News, covering the new Cinnamon Red bar (Cloud Red), Pranzo Italian at Water's Edge, jewelry from Salvage Sri Lanka and ...


YAMU News - Floating Japan Bread Puppies

This is the first edition of YAMU News. We cover the new Pettah Floating Market, Cafe Japan, the Bread Company and... that's all. There's links below with full ...


Pettah Floating Market

The Pettah Floating Market opened on the 25th of August to a lot of hype, and it's worth it. The place is another part of Colombo's fancy urban development plan ...


Colombo Under Construction (2014)

Colombo is under construction, especially the Galle and Duplication Roads. This is a time lapse tour around the bumpy, messy and constantly improving streets ...


Best Roads in Colombo

Check out the best Roads in Colombo.


Pettah Interchange 2014

The Pettah Interchange is the biggest party in Sri Lanka outside of New Year's Eve. The party is hosted by Border Movement, a nightlife oriented regional ...


Late Night Burgers in Colombo

<p>Check out <a href="">our article on the best late night burgers</a> in Colombo.</p>


Sunset at Ozo

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The Pettah Market Guide

Pettah is Sri Lanka's largest and most chaotic market. For the full guide, visit -


Arcade Independence Square

Arcade Independence Square is the third public complex funded by the Sri Lankan government. Read the article on it at ...


Dehiwala Zoo

Read our full article on the Dehiwala Zoo at - Please visit and check out our other articles.


Colombo Ice Cream

In this video, we feature ice cream from Rio Ice Cream, Carnival Ice Cream Parlour and Il Gelato. Read about these and other ice cream parlours at- ...