Importance of Aadi Masam 2021 Tamil Month

Aadi Masam or Adi month is the 4th month in the Tamil Calendar. There are many spiritual activities performed in temples all over Tamil Nadu, especially in Amman Temples. However the month is considered inauspicious for marriages, house warming, or thread ceremony by many as the Dakshinayana Punyakalam begins in the month. 

Below are the auspicious days and important festivals and rituals in the Tamil month of Aadi.

Aadi Chevvai

All Tuesdays in the month are known as Aadi Chevvai and are considered auspicious to perform poojas and darshans in Goddess temples.

Aadi Velli

Similar to Tuesdays, Fridays in Aadi masam are called Aadi Velli. Tamil people visit Amman temples for worship and performing poojas on these days.

Aadi Amavasya

Aadi Amavasi falls on the no moon day of the month. People offer Shradh and Bali Tarpan to dead ancestors. 

Aadi Pooram

Aadi Puram is celebrated on the Pooram nakshatra in the month of Aadi. The festival celebrates the birth of Andal. Aadipooram is also regarded as the Thirukkalyanam or marriage date of Andal and Lord Renganathar of Srirangam Temple. 

Aadi Perukku

Adiperukku festival is celebrated on the 18th day in the month of Aadi. Also known as Pathinettam perukku, the festival is dedicated to Kaveri River and nature worship in the form of Amman deities is held on this day. 

Aadi Krithigai

Aadi Karthigai falls on the Krithigai nakshatra in Aadi month. The festival is dedicated to Lord Muruga and special poojas and yagams are conducted in Murugan temples. 

Varalakshmi Puja

Varalakshmi Puja is celebrated by married women in Tamil Nadu in the month of Aadi. Varalakshmi form of Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on this day to obtain a happy and prosperous life. 

Goddess Amman Worship in Aadi Masam


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