Aadi festival is celebrated for the birth of the tamil month of Aadi (July - August)
This festival is special for various Ammans. Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays of this month are considered very auspicious. A lot of festivals are celebrated in the month of Aadi.
The aadi month falls during the monsoon season and is essentially a thanksgiving to monsoon which fills the rivers – the lifeline of farmers. The festival is celebrated in full fervor by people residing along the Cauvery River bank. Perukku means rising – indicating the rising water in rivers. The festival is essentially a form of Nature worship
Aadi Krithigai is a day auspicious for Lord Muruga. This year it falls on August 08. Karthikeya or Muruga is the second son of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi. Interesting and inspiring are his birth and feats, which are elaborately described in the Skanda Purana.
When the earth was overwhelmed with a universal flood, Vishnu took the form of a fish and saved the first man (Manu), his family and seven sages (rishis) in a boat fastened to a horn on his head. The sacred Vedas were also saved....