AADI FESTIVAL.
ON THE FIRST AND SECOND AND THIRD DATES IN AADI MONTH PEOPLE WILL NOT TAKE BATH IN RIVERS OR IN ANY BRANCH OF THE RIVER DUE TO IMPURITY.

THIS FESTIVAL IS CELEBRATED ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE TAMIL MONTH AADI. THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR FATHERS HAVE TO PERFORM THARPANAM AND WILL TAKE LIGHT TIFFIN AT NIGHT
THARPANAM SHOULD BE DONE BEFORE DHAKSHINAAYANAM STARTS IN UTHIRAYANAM ITSELF. SEE THE ITME IN THE PANCHANGAM .

AS THIS IS THARPANAM DAY OIL BATH IS NOT TAKEN THIS DAY.HOWEVER THE HOUSE WILL BE CLEANED AND WASHED AND RANGOLI KOLAM AND KAVI ARE DRAWN INSIDE THE HOUSE. ON THIS DAY

COCONUT MILK WILL BE PREPARED INSTEAD OF PAYASAM.IF IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO PREPARE COCONUT MILK IN LARGE SCALE PREPARE PAYASAM WITH GREEN GRAM DHALL AND BENGAL GRAM DHALL AND

MIX IT WITH COCONUT MILK.

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THE USUAL MENU FOR THE DAY WILL INCLUDE CURD PACHADI,KOSUMAALI,KOOTU,PORIAL, MORE KULAMBU,AMA VADAI, FRIED APPLAM .CHIPS AND POLI ARE OPTIONAL.

IF THE AADI FESTIVAL FAALS WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR OF THE MARRIAGE OF THE DAUGHTER OF THE HOUSE , INVITATION WILL BE EXTENTED TO THE SON-IN-LAW WHO WILL BE PRESENTED WITH A

SILVER TUMBLER (WITH COCONUT MILK) AND A PAIR OF PARUPPU THENKAI CONES, DHOTY WITH ANGAVASTHRAM,IN OTHER YEARS ALSO , DHOTHY CAN BE GIVEN TO SON-IN LAWS IF FINANCE PERMITS.OR A

FEAST WILL BE GIVEN THAAMBOOLAM, COCONUT, AND FRUITS WITH CASH WILL BE GIVEN TO SON-IN-LAWS, IT IS CUSTOMERY FOR THE GROOM"S PARENTS TO PRESENT THEIR DAUGHTER-IN-LAW WITH A

SAREE AND BLOUSE ON THE FIRST YEAR,OF THE FESTIVAL.


AADI 18TH DAY IS PATHINETTAM PERUKKU. THIS IS CELEBRATED ON THE 18TH DAY OF AADI MONTH.AS A WORSHIP TO GODDEESS RIVER CAUVERY. ON THIS DAY , FOUR VARIETY RICE ( COCONUT

RICE, LEMON RICE, TAMIRAND RICE, CURD RICE SWEET RICE)PAYASAM, MORE KULAMBU(BUTTER MILK STEW)CHIPS, FRIED VADAMS AND APPALAMSM OR WAFERS ARE PREPARED.AND OFFERED TO CAUVERY AS

NEIVEDHYAM AND SERVED. OIL BATH AND RANGOLI KOLAM WITH KAVI IN THE HOUSE WILL BE THERE.

A A D I P O O R A M. THE BIRTH DAY OF AANDAL, THE AMSAM OF BOOMA DEVI. CHANT THIRUPAAVAI, NAALAAYIRA DIVYA PRABHANDAM,NAACHIYARN THIRUMOLI.

N A A G A -G A R U D A P A N C H A M I

WE HAVE TO DO POOJA TO TO THE CHIEF OF SNAKES ANANTHAN, VAASUKI, DHAKSHAN,KAARKODAKAN ON AAVANI MONTH SUKLA PANCHAMI. AASTHIKAR STOPPED JANAMEJAYAN SARPA YAGAM. ON THIS

NAGA PANCHAMI DAY, ON THIS DAY POUR MILK IN THE PAAMBU PUTRU ANDE CHANT THIS SLOKAM, " APA SARPA SARPA BADHRAM THEY DHOORAM GACHA MAHAA YASAAHA JANAMAYJAYASYA YAGYAANTHEY

AASTHEEKA VACHANAM SMARAN." PLACE FRUITS AND FLOWERS ON PAAMBU PUTRU. TAKE SOME PUTRU MUD HAVE IT ON YOUR FORE HEAD AND ALSO ON THE FORE HEAD OF YOUR BROTHERS.