Aadi month is full of many festivals and auspicious days. One such day is Aadi Krithigai which is dedicated to Lord Muruga. All tamil caldender month has krithigai nakshatra and special puja will be help in all temples. Aadi month marks the beginning of the southward (Dakshianayana) journey of the sun. Hence Aadi krithigai gets a special importance. Special abishegam , Pooja will be performed on the arupadai veedu and also in other Murugar temples. This year Aadi Krithigai falls on 28st of July 2016.
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We all know Lord Muruga is also known as Lord Kartikeya as he was raised by 6 kritika stars. Lord Muruga is the Devasenapathi (God of war) and was born to destroy the demons. It is very good to chant "Skanda Shasti Kavacham" and "Skanda Guru Kavacham" and Subramaniya Bujangam on this auspicious day. 

Special dishes such as Sweet pongal, payasam, vadai are prepared as neivedhyam dishes.

Recipes:
Paruppu VadaiSweet Pongal


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