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Aadi perukku, Aug 3rd Saturday

Aadi perukku procedure

"Aadiperukku" (ஆடிப்பெருக்கு - பதினெட்டாம் பெருக்கு ) is celebrated in the month of July - August,in the 18th day of Tamil month ஆடி.This year it falls on 3rd July.Normally Tamil month Aadi is considered very sacred in the South.Goddess Mariamman is worshipped in all places.During the Fridays of this month,special poojas are conducted in the temples glorifying Goddess sakthi.Temple festivals are conducted in both Shiva & Vaishnava temples.During 18 th day, idols ( உற்சவ மூர்த்தி )are decorated in a grand manner with flower garlands & taken in a procession to a near by river.sprinkling of holy water from the river is carried out with devotion.(தீர்த்தவாரி).During 1960 in my early child hood days, i have participated in these festival.We used to decorate a small wooden vehicle with 4 wheels covered like a temple tower (சப்பரம்),place a small idol in it , tying with a rope,drew it to the river bank.In the school also teachers & students make a vehicle in a bigger…

Thiruvengaivaasal temple - Pudukkottai.

In Devaloga all devas assembled.Soon Devendra entered the hall .He noticed that all the persons assembled there except Heavenly cow "Kamadenu".She later entered there.Devendra got angry & cursed her to be born in the earth without listening to her explanation.Kamadenu then met Vashista Maha rishi on the way & he advised her to meet Kapila Maharishi in the southern side of the earth.Kamadenu ,descending to the earth , met Kapila maha rishi.He advised her to bring  Holy  Ganges water from Kasi & perform abishega to the Siva linga under the shade of a mahila tree.As advised, Kamadenu  brought holy Ganges water daily in her both ears & applied it over  Sivalinga.God Shiva was very much happy to see the devotion of Kamadenu. One day a tiger(வேங்கை ) suddenly appeared before Kamadenu while she was bringing Ganges water & threatened her that he is gong to swallow her.Now Kamadenu pleaded with the tiger that she has to perform Shivapooja & she promised  the tiger that she would  return to  the tiger after finishing the pooja.As promised,Kamadenu   returned after performing Shivapooja to the tiger's place.The tiger  suddenly transformed as God Parameswara & blessed Kamadenu with Moksha.As  God  Siva came in the disguise of tiger this place is called "திருவேங்கைவாசல் " & located in Pudukkottai  city.For clearig curses & to get  child , people  worship  here.This  temple is carved out of a rock.குடவரைக் கோயில்களில் இதுவும் ஒன்று. கோ  - பசு ,  கர்ணம்  - காது .        பசு  பூஜை செய்ததால் இறைவன் பெயர் " கோகர்நேஸ்வரர் " ,மற்றும்  வேங்கை      உருவில் வந்ததால் திரு வேங்கைவனநாதர் என்றும் இறைவன்  அழைக்கப்படுகிறார் . Photos courtesy Dinamalar magazine with thanks.


  1. Thank you Sankar Saranya,here after view our blog in learnkolam as we have switched over to learnkolam.

  2. Thank you Sankar Saranya,here after view our blog in learnkolam as we have switched over to learnkolam.


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