Tamilar Celebrates Tamil New Year 2018

With great joy we invite you to celebrate the Tamil New Year with your family, relatives, friends at the Annual Chitirai Thiruvizha event organised by Tamilar Inc.

You don't have to speak Tamil to come and join the fun. If you like music, dance, drama and south Indian food. We take you on the Tamil cultural journey and you are in for a treat !

Please come and share the joy of celebrating the Tamil New Year with us. Enjoy the lights, sounds and the colours on stage. Performers start from a young age of 2.5 and you will be amazed at what they do on stage.

There are a variety of performances, which are guaranteed to keep you engaged for the entire duration of the show. There will be food stalls selling hot food and yummy snacks throughout the event.

All funds raised at this event will go towards creating a curriculum for Tamil language aligned with the Victorian state syllabus.

Tamilar Inc. have been organising this event since 2011 and the popularity of this event has just grown year after year.

This year Tamilar Inc. have decided to have the event at the Collingwood Town Hall, a more central location to give an opportunity for people from all regions of Melbourne to join the celebration.

Tickets are just $10* per general entry. No other event is as grand as ours. We provide a platform for local talents to perform, shine and put together a great show of entertainment.

* Food available for purchase at the venue during the event's break time and a small Eventbrite online transaction fees apply

Tamil New Year 2018

Tamil Ini - A short film / தமிழ் இனி - ஒரு குறும் படம்


காணும் பொங்கல் வன போஜனம்

While it’s a demanding task to simulate the spiritual element of a festival when living overseas, one can be assured of fun & frolic away from home on such occasions. And in accordance with this, Tamilar Inc, a non-profit organization, organised an outdoor picnic to celebrate Kaanum Pongal at the Yarraville Gardens Precinct on Jan 19.

திருக்குறள் காட்டும் வழியில்

Silamboli ChellappanOn 13th October, renowned Tamil Scholar Silamboli Chellappan visited Melbourne and spoke about life as shown by Thirukkural at Point Cook. The event was attended by close to 50 people. Silamboli Chellappan is one of the foremost orators in Tamil, on Tamil Literature. He has written commentaries for over 1000 books. He has received many awards including Tamil Nadu Governments Kalaimaamani Award, Paavendar Award, Raajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar Award, Kamban Kalagam’s Tamil Saandror Award. He received the moniker “Silamboli” from Sethu Pilliai in 1954 due to his immense knowledge of Silapadikaram.

சித்திரை திருவிழா 2012

Tamilar Inc Chitirai Thiruvizha 2013 Chris Bowen, Minister of Immigration talked about 'the genius of Australian multiculturalism' and he famously said “I've seen people, proudly wearing the national dress of their homeland, clasping an Australian flag with all their might…” This passion was on display at the event organised by Tamilar Inc, a nascent not-for-profit organisation on 14th April at Finnish society hall in Melbourne to celebrate Tamil New Year day (தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு).The event attended by over 180 Tamils, ran from 5 to 10 pm and featured speeches, performance by Tamil school children, games, discussion forum and food.

  • அற்றால் அறவறிந்து உண்க அஃதுடம்பு
    பெற்றான் நெடிதுய்க்கும் ஆறு

    If one's food has been digested by eating in moderation; that is the way to prolong the life of an embodied soul.

  • கேட்பினுங் கேளாத் தகையவே கேள்வியால் 
    தோட்கப் படாத செவி

    The ear which has not been bored by instruction, although it hears, is deaf.

  • ஈன்ற பொழுதின் பெரிதுவக்கும் தன்மகனைச் 
    சான்றோன் எனக்கேட்ட தாய்

    The mother who hears her child called "a wise one" will rejoice more than she did at his birth

  • முயற்சி திருவினை யாக்கும் முயற்றின்மை இன்மை புகுத்தி விடும்

    Idleness will bring poverty

  • குழல்இனிது யாழ்இனிது என்பதம் மக்கள்மழலைச்சொல் கேளா தவர்

    The pipe is sweet, so is the lute, to those who have not heard the babble of their own children

  • தீயினாற் சுட்டபுண் உள்ளாறும் ஆறாதே நாவினாற் சுட்ட வடு

    A wound caused by fire will heal, but wound caused by harsh words will never heal

  • செயற்கரிய செய்வார் பெரியர் சிறியர்
    செயற்கரிய செய்கலா தார்

    The great do things that is difficult to be done, and the small are people who cannot do those

  • துப்பார்க்கு துப்பாய துப்பாக்கி துப்பார்க்கு  துப்பாய  துவும்  மலை

    Rain produces food and is itself food

  • கற்க கசடறக் கற்பவை கற்றபின் நிற்க அதற்கு தக

    Learn thoroughly whatever one may, and let ones conduct be worthy of that learning

  • ஈதல் இசைபட வாழ்தல் அதுஅல்லது
    ஊதியம் இல்லை உயிர்க்கு

    Give to the poor and live with praise, there is no greater profit to man than that

  • இன்னாசெய் தாரை ஒறுத்தல் அவர்நாண நன்னயம் செய்து விடல்

    The punishment to those who do evil is to show them kindness and forget the evil deed done unto you

  • நன்றி மறப்பது நன்றன்று நன்றல்லது  அன்றே மறப்பது நன்று

    Never forget good things done to you, it is best to forget bad things done to you the very moment

  • அகர முதல எழுத்தெல்லாம் ஆதி பகவன் முதற்றே உலகு

    As the alphabet “A” is the first of all alphabets, so is eternal God, the first in the world

  • பிணியின்மை செல்வம் விளைவின்பம் ஏமம்
    அணியென்ப நாட்டிவ் வைந்து

    Freedom from epidemics, wealth, produce, happiness and security are the five ornaments of a kingdom

  • எண்ணென்ப ஏனை எழுத்தென்ப இவ்விரண்டும்
    கண்ணென்ப வாழும் உயிர்க்கு

    Letters and numbers are the two eyes of a man

  • ஒன்றெய்தி நூறிழக்கும் சூதர்க்கும் உண்டாங்கொல்
    நன்றெய்தி வாழ்வதோர் ஆறு

    Is there indeed a means of livelihood that can bestow happiness on gamblers who gain one and lose a hundred?

  • ஆற்றின் அறவறிந்து ஈக அதுபொருள்
    போற்றி வழங்கு நெறி

    Know the measure of your ability and give accordingly, such giving is the way to preserve your property

  • தம்மின்தம் மக்கள் அறிவுடைமை மாநிலத்து 
    மன்னுயிர்க் கெல்லாம் இனிது

    That their children should possess knowledge is more pleasing to all men of this great earth than to themselves

  • இருந்தோம்பி இல்வாழ்வ தெல்லாம் விருந்தோம்பி 
    வேளாண்மை செய்தற் பொருட்டு

    The whole design of living in the domestic state and laying up (property) is (to be able) to exercise the benevolence of hospitality

  • காலத்தி னாற்செய்த நன்றி சிறிதெனினும் ஞாலத்தின் மாணப் பெரிது

    A favour conferred in the time of need, though it be small, it transcends the earth in value 

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