Talk:Sinhalese New Year

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POV[edit]

The whole article sounds more like a promotion of the cultural event, than an objective descriptions of it. I think we need to remove the Sri Lankan prespective of the article according to wiki guideline balanced worldview and NPOV - Ritigala Jayasena (talk) 16:56, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

And I did exactly that :) Ritigala Jayasena (talk) 04:49, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Buddhism?[edit]

I am wondering how correct it is to say that Sinhala and Tamil new year falls within Wikiproject Buddhism? Of course both Hindus and Buddhists associate some of their relegious traditions with this event. However, isn't this a cultural event, which is not associated with any particular relegion? Ritigala Jayasena (talk) 15:29, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Removed template 'WikiProject Buddhism' Ritigala Jayasena (talk) 21:39, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Socio-anthropological significance[edit]

Above mentioned section in the article sounds more like a promotion of the cultural event, than an objective descriptions of it. I think we need to remove the Sri Lankan prespective of the article according to wiki guideline balanced worldview and NPOV Ritigala Jayasena (talk) 15:29, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Took the liberty to remove following section from the article Ritigala Jayasena (talk) 21:42, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Rituals[edit]

Removed the entire section of the article and placed it in the talk page below. The wording is non encyclopedic and with POV bias. Once this is re-worded in a appropriate way, it can be placed back in the main article - Ritigala Jayasena (talk) 05:31, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

BTW, I don't really think the content below is needed in the article. I am leaving this in the talk page as an example of HOW NOT TO WRITE an encyclopedia article. Ritigala Jayasena (talk) 05:32, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Vegaswikian (talk) 21:10, 3 December 2010 (UTC)



Sinhala and Tamil new yearSinhalese New YearSinhalese New Year and Tamil New Year have been separated into different articles. Blackknight12 (talk) 22:44, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Buddhism vs Hinduism[edit]

Hi, on the introduction i can see a comparison between Buddhism and Hinduism which i believe is not necessary for this topic Their philosophies were running along parallel dimensions, except for certain ultimate truths concerning the self, the way to achieve emancipation and the nature of a creative god (which Buddhism denies) and nirvana My knowledge of Hinduism is insufficient to comment on the above line but the information seemed out of place for the article. Thanks :) Malithyapa (talk) 02:46, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Full protection[edit]

Due to the edit warring over the scope and name of this article, I have fully protected it for 1 week. Please discuss the issues here and come to some sort of consensus. If you cannot do it by yourselves, please use dispute resolution. After the protection has expired, I'll keep monitoring the article, and I'll probably use blocks rather than protection to stop edit warring. Qwyrxian (talk) 08:38, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Still many more to be completed[edit]

First of all, there is nothing called "Sinhalese astrology". I do not see the scientific aspect of the new year being explained here. It is very important. I think the new year is important not just from astrological perspective but from astronomical perspective too the Sinhala New Year is a special event and then again this new year is not just for Sinhalese or tamil but to the whole world. That needs to be explained here. Please research along these lines and update the article accordingly..

Just as a start let me assist you with few points ..

  • First, It is the seven planets that are being used to name the seven days of the week. These planets are the ones who own each day of the week. (If you take the names of the days of a week in English you have Saturnday, Sunday, Moonday and then they have lost the pattern in other days of the week, but we have not). Remember this is a time where the so called modern world was thinking of a flat earth and father of the relativity- Einstein is yet to be born)
  • After that, they have used moon, and its movements to name the months. And each day of the month is broken in to 15 thithi's and that again base on the size of the moon.
  • Then, they have used the movement of the Sun to measure the completion of a year, and that is by taking relative position of it on the universe.

Each of these are astronomically (scientifically) important events, but I don't see the writer of this wiki article have given any thoughts along these lines..

Please also explain nonagatha using astronomy ..

--L.W.C. Nirosh 04:46, 17 April 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by C nirosh (talkcontribs)

As far as I can tell, this is all your original research. However, if you know of any reliable sources that discuss this topic, feel free to find them and include information from them in the article. Don't, however, try to write it as if this day is important for the whole world, as this article is only talking specifically about how one holiday in one country. Qwyrxian (talk) 07:49, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
This Sinhala/Tamil news year is important to most Sinhala Buddhist people and some Tamil people who celebrate the event. However, the key point of argument is whether Tamil new year is a separate event and a separate article is needed for it or not. I do agree that there is nothing called 'Sinhalese Astrology'. As far as my knowledge goes there is no such indigenous form of astrology practiced only by Sinhalease. It is the general indian astrology I think. Experts correct me if I am wrong Ritigala Jayasena (talk) 05:00, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Sri Lankan New Year[edit]

This article is about the Sinhalese New Year, NOT Sri Lankan New Year and NOT Tamil New Year. There is already an existing article for Tamil New Year, (which this article is linked to), and if anyone wants to create an article about New Year in Sri Lanka then be my guest. But this article is spefically about Sinhalese New Year, so don't try to change that. Thanks--Blackknight12 (talk) 10:49, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

One issue exists though. I think there is nothing called 'Sinhalese Astrology'. As far as my knowledge goes there is no such indigenous form of astrology practiced only by Sinhalease. It is the general indian astrology I think. Experts correct me if I am wrong. If I am correct, I would like to change that wording in the article Ritigala Jayasena (talk) 05:02, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
I agree with Blackknight12, this article should not be called Sri Lankan New Year as the various ethnic/religious groups on the island have different new years and this article only refers to the Sinhalese celebration. The island's Muslims celebrate New Year on a different date, as do the Christians.--obi2canibetalk contr 15:57, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

sinhalese[edit]

--223.224.14.43 (talk) 14:30, 25 February 2013 (UTC)