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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…

Ramalinga Swamigal 8

  A court official known to Valllar has invited vallalar to stay with him for a few days at his home at Manjakkuppam.Vallalar accepted his invitation.The official brought a bullock cart to Vadalur to take vallalar with him as modern transport were not much available in those days. It was night time & there were no street lights,no electricity.Court official,his  office peon & Vallalar were sitting inside the cart.Another man was driving the cart.Only kerosene lit hurricane lamps were usually taken  in the cart .The cart neared a place called Kullanchavadi.Suddenly two thieves appeared before the cart &forcefully stopped it.They threatened &armed with clubs.They asked the persons inside the cart to step down.Bullock cart driver & the peon ran away fearing ,entered into a cashew  groove nearby.To protect Vallalar from the thieves,the court official immediately got down.On seeing a diamond ring worn by the official,thieves threatened  him to remove it raising their hands with the clubs. On hearing this Vallalar told the thieves"அவசரமோ" which means "are you in a haste" & looked at them.Their raised hands came to still position.They could n't lower their hands.Suddenly they lost their vision.They immediately knelt before Vallalar & asked him to forgive them.Vallalar forgave them & restored their vision.They went around the cart & worshiped Vallalar,left them harmless.On seeing this,cart driver & the peon returned & requested Vallalar to forgive them for running away from the scene. These are one of the miracles performed by Vallalar.

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