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 27th of July 2019.
Significance of Aadi Krithigai:
We all know Lord Muruga is also known as Lord Kartikeya as he was raised by 6 kritika stars. Goddess Parvati blessed the Karthigai Pengal (6 girls who raised the Lord Muruga) with a boon that all Krithika Nakshatra (Star) will be a special day for Lord Muruga and special rituals and poojas will be held on every Krithika Nakshatra. As the tamil Month “Aadi” falls on the second half of the year, which is also referred as “Dakshinayanam”, it is a belief that divine forces bless the Earth with grace and answer our prayers.
Aadi Krithigai is celebrated with great gusto in “Arupadai Veedu” (6 important temples of Lord Muruga). Special Poojas and homas are performed and people keep fasting and do Kavadi Yatra in Murugan Temples. 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.
Aadi Karthigai Neivedyam Recipes:
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