PM greets people on the start of Chingam

at 12:16 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extend greetings to the people of Malayali community at the start of Chingam, the first month of the Malayalam new year.

Taking to twitter, PM Modi wrote, “As the month of Chingam commences, my greetings to everyone, especially my Malayali sisters and brothers. I pray that the coming year brings with it success, good health and prosperity for all.”

The first day of the Chingam month is considered auspicious for weddings, moving into a new house, buying a new vehicle and to start new ventures.

Although Vishu (first of Medam month) is the astronomical new year day in Kerala, the official Malayalam new year falls on the first day of Chingam.

Most of the temples across the state witness a huge rush as Hindus began the day by visiting temples. This year, due to COVID-19 pandemic large number of people won’t be seen visiting temples.