Tamil Month Aadi, marks the beginning of monsoon in TamilNadu. During this month, water levels in the rivers increases due to monsoon. To show our gratitude to the nature and to thank Mother Cauvery river, we celebrate Aadiperukku. Adiperukku is a unique South Indian and specially a Tamil state festival celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month of Aadi.
|Aadiperukku Celebration (Image Credit - The Hindu)|
Usually the water will be released from the reservoirs well before the start of Adi perukku, the water will be available in all the rivers and branches. People take holy dip in the water and they perform the poojas at the bathing ghats along the river. After the pooja, they will have the 'Kalandha Sadham' (Variety rices) along with the family in the river bank.
This time Aadiperukku falls on 2nd of August.
|Aadi Perukku Lunch Menu|
|Lemon Rice||Tamarind Rice|
|Aadiperukku (Pathinettam perukku)|