Pandigai is on July 17 th 2019. Dakshinayana punyakalam the southward journey begins .
beginning of the numerous festivals that are to follow suit .The word Aadi is
derived from the Sanskrit word aash-adi. The months for the Indian Calendar are
named after the 27 stars in the Zodiac system. In each month there are two or
Karthikai etc. are named after the stars. Aadi falls during the second half of
the year known as Dakshinayanam when the Sun transits from the northern
hemisphere to the Southern during July.
Northern hemisphere in the month of January is known as Uthirayanam. “Both
the periods are auspicious for the worship of the Gods and Goddesses”. As
the transit of stars takes place during the day Uthirayana, all auspicious
functions including marriages are conducted at that period, while during the
month of Aadi the transition take place during the night.
is the beginning of all the festivals during the festival season. Aadi heralds the beginning of all major festivals one by one.
celebrated in a special way in temples like Maangadu, Kamakshi Amman temple.
Friday we make kozhukkattai for Lord Ganesha.The new moon day of this month is
celebrated as “Aadi Amavasai” which is to remember our ancestors who have
reached God. That day donations will be made.
Rituals of Aadi Velli
- 1st Aadi Friday is dedicated to the Goddess of wealth – Swarnambika
- 2nd Aadi Friday is dedicated to the Goddess of intelligence – Angala Amman
- 3rd Aadi Friday is dedicated to the Goddess of courage and health – Annai Kalikambal
- 4th Aadi Friday is dedicated to the Goddess of relationship – Kamakshi Amman
- 5th Aadi Friday is dedicated to the Goddess of overall prosperity – Lakshmi
All the Fridays of Aadi month are considered very auspicious to propitiate the divine mother when people perform special Poojas at Goddess temples and homes. Offering your sincere prayers to Shakti on Aadi Fridays can promote positivity and overall success in life.
as the birthday of Aandal. It is celebrated in all temples in a grand manner.
or “Pathinettam perukku”. Since rain flows in this month, the rivers are filled
with water. Water is also given from dams to agriculturists.On this day, we
prepare all varieties of rice and vadams etc. taking all to nearby river or
beach with friends and give them manjal kunkum, vetrilai pakku, clothes etc
This done to praise Goddeess Cauveri (Cauvery river). It is to thank all the
rivers because they provide water.
observed as Aadi Pirappu. It means beginning of the month. The day begins with
the making of huge kolams (Rangoli designs) .
important festivals in the month of Aaadi 2019
July 17 wednesday 2019 aadi pandigai
July 19 Friday Adi velli
July 23 Adi Chevvai ( tuesday )
July 26 Friday Adi velli
july 27 saturday aadi kiruthigai
July 30 Adi Chevvai
july 31 wednesday aadi ammavasai
August 3 saturday aadi 18 pathinettam perruku
August 4 sunday Adi pooram Sri Andal jayanthi
August 5 Monday Garuda panchami
August 6 Tuesday Adi Chevvai
August 9 Friday Sri Varalakshmi vratham
August 13 Tuesday Aadi Thabasu, Aadi chevvai
August 17 saturday Adi Iruthi , ..Aadi ends
- 1-2 cups freshly grated coconut , only the white parts to be scraped.
- 1 or 3/4 cup of crumbled jaggery
- toasted cashew nuts and raisins to garnish.
- pinch of edible camphor. ( optional )
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
- 1 cup thick boiled cooled milk. ( optional )
- 2 tsp rice flour
This festival is dedicated to river Cauvery and falls on the 18 th day hence called Padinettam perruku in Tamil.
The 18th day of this month is celebrated as “Aadi perukku” or “Pathinettam perukku”. Since rain flows in this month, the rivers are filled with water. Water is also given from dams to agriculturists.On this day, we prepare all varieties of rice and vadams etc. taking all to nearby river or beach with friends and give them manjal kunkum, vetrilai pakku, clothes etc This done to praise Goddeess Cauveri (Cauvery river). It is to thank all the rivers because they provide water.
Some of the popular foods prepared on this day to take to the river bank and have it with family and friends are Lemon rice, Coconut rice, Tamrind rice, Curd rice and usually papads and some varieties of wafers are fried and eaten along with these rice varieties.
Those of us in the big cities also celebrate this way at home by preparing the rice varieties and having them after a pooja to the Gods thanking and praying for a peaceful prosperous year ahead after the welcoming rains .