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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…

Janmashtami celebrations 2015.

God Krishna's photo is the front cover page published in "Kumdam jyodhidam"- third one  from the bottom.Krishna is holding a whip in his right hand & left hand near the cow.You would appreciate his smiling face.This is Swami  idol in Mannargudi Rajagopala temple around 30 kms from  Kumbakonam & Thanjavur,In the 2nd photo from the bottom Little Krishna is offered in the banana leaf( from  left to right - Butter,milk.curd,rice flakes( கண்ணனுக்கு  மிகவும் பிடித்தது -
அவரது குருகுலவாச  நண்பனிடமிருந்து - சுதாமர் (குசேசலர் ) அழுக்கு  துணிப் பையிலிருந்து எடுத்துக் கொண்டது .முதலில் தூர்தர்ஷனில் ஒளி  பரப்பிய மஹாபாரதம் நிகழ்ச்சி நினைவுக்கு வருகிறது .கிருஷ்ணன் , தான்  அரசன் என்ற நிலையைக் காட்டாமல் குசேலன்னுக்கு ஓடி ,ஓடி உபசரிப்பது ,அரண்மனைக் காவலர்கள் ,மற்றும் ருக்மணி தேவி அனைவரும் வியந்து  பார்த்துக் கொண்டிருப்பது - இவை  அனைத்துமே இந்த அவலை
பார்த்தால் ஞாபகம் வந்து  விடும்.உடன் நம்  கண்களும் நனைந்து விடும் ),sweet porridge.owing to migration we are missing our grand children .of course many elderly grand parents.
Our grand daughter used to ask my wife to give her butter & curd in a bowl.The way she takes it would bring the memories of  Gokula  Krishnan.Both our grand son & daughter are born in Salem.Hope you all like these photos & video.You can also share your memories in the"comments" which we would very much appreciate.Guruvayur Krishnan(photo)has travelled from north Madras(Thiruvotriyur) to salem,Bangalore(my son's house after his marriage) & again  to our home (1982 - 2015 & till would be with us still our last breathe).


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