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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…

kanchamalai siddhar koil photos salem

I have included photos related to Kanchamalai Siddhar  Temple.kanchamalai siddhar koil photos salem(Thanks to Hr&ce Tamilnadu)
 Shows the  general view of the Kanchamalai  Siddhar Temple with hills in the background.

 Shows the small pond where stream water underneath Siddhar sanctum is collected.People add  salt or jaggery  pepper in small quantity into the pond & take a holy dip in the pond & gets cured their skin disease.Even though salt & othes are added by large number of people into the pond,its quality not affected as stream water continuously flows into it & water overflow s always & let into  a stream  below.Photos below show the idol of Kanchamalai  Siddhar & tradion  of Sidhar parampara.(சித்தர் பரம்பரை நந்தி தேவர் முதல் தொடங்கி திருமூலர் பின்னர் காலங்கி கஞ்சமலை சித்தர் மற்றும் அவரது  சீடரான பழனி மலை போகர் வரை )

 Shows the full view of  Kanchamalai having Iron ore.This mountain  runs 10 kms from west to east starting from Siddhar temple & situated very near to Salem -Erode rail track.It is also  said that Paranthaga chola king collected & utised the gold ore availabe here to build  a golden roof  at Chidambaram Nataraja temple.Kancham means iron & also gold in tamil.The temple & its  surrounding spreads to area of 60 acres.

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