Aadi month festivals – Why Aadi Month Is Special
Why Aadi Month Is Special.
All Aadi festivals is special for various Ammans. All the four Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays of this month are considered very auspicious. Lots of festivals are celebrated in the month of Aadi. This tamil month marks the beginning of all festivals. Tamil month Aadi is considered as an auspicious month especially for all women . All Fridays in this month especially the 1st and 3rd are very auspicious.
The next six months from Aadi to Margazhi is the Dakshinayana punyakalam. It marks the beginning of the night of all the Devas. This month is special for Goddess Devi. People worship Goddess Devi and her different forms during this month to get her blessings.
Auspicious days in Aadi Month:
AadiVelli (5 Friday’s of Aadi Month):
- The 1st Friday of Aadi month is worshipped to Goddess Swarnambika, Goddess Parvati.
- The 2nd Friday of Aadi month is worshipped to Goddess Kali. Prayers are offered to the Goddess of Siddhi powers will bless you with Excellent
- The 3rd Friday is worshipped to Kalikambal, Goddess Parvati, who blesses us with courage and health.
- The 4th Friday is worshipped to Kamakshi Amman, a form of Goddess Devi.Offering special prayers to Her this day will remove the obstacles in marriage, relationships, etc. and will help us to be successful in life.
- The last Aadi Friday is worshipped to Goddess Lakshmi Devi , the consort of Lord Vishnu. Varalakshmi Pooja is performed at home . This is a special day for all women. It is believed that on this day, Goddess Lakshmi listens to us and fulfills our needs and desires especially of women, who earnestly pray to Her. It is said that if a woman earnestly prays to the Goddess on this day, she will invoke the blessings of Goddess for her entire family.
Many poojas are performed on Aadi Fridays and Tuesdays even on Sundays.
Aadi Pirappu( Birth of the month is 17-Jul-2015):
First day of this month Aadi on 17th July. People celebrate this day as Aadi pandigai especially newly-weds. Special pooja is performed followed by a special food which includes delicous “Payasam(Kheer) “, “Purana Poli” and Vadai. The newly wedded groom in the family is invited to the Brides house and the couple is gifted with new dresses and other presents and treated well with a feast.
No moon day in Aadi month is very special to offer Tarpan ( padayal or offerings) to our Ancestors. This year is on 14th august 2015
The New moon day in Aadi month is celebrated as “Aadi Pooram”. The day is also celebrated as the birthday of Aandal.
The 18th day of Aadi month is celebrated as Aadi perukku( perrukku means growing forward). Aadiperukku is a festival of fertility and people of Tamil Nadu especially women offer prayers. They wear new clothes and perform abhishekham and poojas for Kaveri amman.
Aadi Karthigai – Festival is worshipped to Lord Muruga.
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