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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…

Aadipperukku 2016

  In Tamil Nadu we celebrate this  festival on the 18th day of Tamil month Aadi every year.In karnataka also they worship mother Cauvery as both states are the beneficiaries of this Holy River, in addition to Puduchery state  ( Pondichery & karaikkal  ).We have published full details  of this  festival & honoring,thanking Mother Cauvery  without which we can not survive.Most of the state is protected from starvation because of Her flowing here.That is why earlier Chola kings built one of the best irrigation system,constructing huge  Shiva & Vaishnava temples along the river flow till it reaches the eastern  sea at Poompughar (kaviripoompattinam ).Today 2nd August Tuesday, we celebrate this festival .Aadi Amavasai ( new moon day ) also falls on today in which we honor our ancestors ,taking holy bath in the rivers & seas like Rameswaram, Vedharanyam kodiakkarai where Ramayana is connected. we performed " Aadipperukku Pooja" with  a brass vessel  filled with Cauvery water invoking Mother Cauvery's blessings.Owing to migration, we are unable to celebrate this with our grand children & Children.Especially girl children wearing paavadai, bangles,anklets( கால் கொலுசு ).It would always remind me the famous  Tamil devotional song "chinnanchiru Kili pole"(சின்னஞ்சிறு கிளிபோலே ,சிற்றாடை இடை உடுத்தி ),their innocent smiles  bringing divine atmosphere.This song was sung by Dr.Seerkazhi Govindarajan.


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Here is the collection of Navarathri Kolam Designs & Navratri Rangoli patterns ideas for 9 days to draw in front of golu, Pooja room & in house entrance. I have shared the pictures of Navarathri Padi Kolam designs like Flower kolam, Bird kolam, box kolam, Simple, easy and small apartment kolam for 9 days. I have also shared our last year Golu picture along with our pooja procedure and a post about the importance of Mahalaya Paksha. Do read it. I hope these ideas would be useful for everyone especially beginners. Please click on the pictures to view the respective kolam/Rangoli. All these kolam designs have clear video for your reference. Thanks for visiting this page !

Wish you all a very happy Navratri :)

Apartment kolam with dots