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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…

A short trip to Ooty & a night stay at Coonoor







Last 11.6.17 Sunday we travelled to Ooty & visited Govt botanical garden.Even though monsoon had started,fortunately we were not affected by rain.Only slight rain was there.In the evening we returned to Coonoor & stayed at a modified home( Lodge)  at Pleasant road nearby Railway station.Rooms were clean ,Bathroom with solar combined with eclectic heaters were well maintained. Our daughter's family,son's family including us  stayed in 3 rooms.Car parking is also there & separate bathroom facilities  for drivers.In the night, lodge manager assured us lighting of a camp fire by 7.30pm,if we returned earlier after taking dinner in a near by Veg.hotel.We returned by 8 pm .The servant maid brought firewood & lighted them ( around 5 feet dia camp fire).Chairs were placed   close to the fire in a circle,My grand son & grand daughter  and all of us enjoyed it while temp .was below 22deg C at that time.There is no need for Ac there.In the lodge they provide both veg & non veg if we inform them in advance,One local cook ( lady) prepares the food .Separate dining hall is there.In the morning after taking B.fast there, we left for Salem .One should stay there to enjoy the cool climate.Some of the photos clicked there in Ooty  botanical garden - Govt,just  posted here .

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