Aadi Pooram or Aandal Jayanthi is dedicated to Aandal, wife of Lord Ranganathar. The marriage between Aandal and Lord Ranganathar is portrayed during this festival. The famous Aandal temple in Tamil Nadu is at Srivilliputhur. In Srivilliputhur, this festival called Aadi Pooram is celebrated in a very grand manner. Herewith, in Dravidian‘s page, you could find the history of celebrating Aandal Jayanthi or Aadi Pooram festival. Also, you can gain familiarity on how to celebrate the event of Aadi Pooram. Scroll down to get the better of knowledge on Aadi festival.
Aadi Pooram – a Religious Celebration of Spiritual Wedding
Aadi Pooram is a famous festival celebrated by Hindu people during the Month of Aadi. Aadi Month falls in between July and August. The whole festival is considered to be an auspicious occasion because Aadi Pooram is the birthday of Goddess Aandal. It is the day at which she became a human on Earth and on that day the star was ‘Pooram’. Pooram is one of the 27 stars of Tamil Astrology. Generally, according to Hindu custom and tradition, astrological thinkings are considered for a new start. Aadi Pooram is one such day with best astrological moments.
Aadi Pooram is mostly celebrated by the Tamil natives in a grand manner. Aadi Pooram is celebrated in all the Lord Vishnu Temples inside of Tamil Nadu. Aandal is known for its residence at Srivilliputhur in Virudhunagar District of Tamil Nadu. Every year during Aadi month, people used to arrange for a very big festival which lasts for about ten days. All the ten days there will be several amusement activities and events will be conducted. Aadi Pooram is also called as ‘Aandal Jayanthi’ since the main deity is Aandal.
Story of Aandal
Aandal is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi and it is believed that she landed on Earth on That day. Goddess Lakshmi’s consort is Lord Vishnu who is a great lord with richness. As a human on Earth, she became a great devotee at an early age itself. At first, when she appeared on Earth, she was witnessed by Periyalvar, a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. At that time, she was standing nearby Tulsi or basil plant. From then on she was brought up by Periyalvar. She showed her utmost devotion to god through her activities. Aandal used to pull out flowers from the garden and do Poojas to Lord Ranganathar ( a form of Lord Vishnu). She was very sincere with her prayers and all that were made through beautiful songs.
Those songs were splendid enough to bring God to Earth. She uses to Sing Songs of Lord Vishnu which is called to be the Paashurams. After she got matured she fell in Love with Lord Ranganathar and wanted to marry him. Here is an incident of her craze on Lord Ranganathar. Once she made a flower garland as she does daily and wore it on the idol of Lord Ranganathar. She felt herself be his wife and hence she removed from the idol. Within few seconds the garland was around Aandal’s neck. Seeing this Periyalvar got angry and advised her not to do so. After a few years when she was mature enough to marry, She got really tied up with Lord Ranganathar because of her sincere and serious devotion to Lord. That day is called as ‘Thirukalyanam’ in the south of Tamil Nadu.
Celebration of Aadi Pooram
Aadi Pooram is a day of nourishment and goodness. On that day, people of Tamil Nadu celebrate anonymously in one’s own style. In Srivilliputhur Aandal Temple, the festival called Aadi Pooram will be celebrated for 10 days and the last day is called as ‘Thirukalyanam’. It is because it is the day of the wedding of Lord Ranganathar and Aandal. A great marriage ceremony will be taking place at Aandal temple at Srivilliputhur. Aadi Pooram festival is extremely a tremendous crowd gathering event with abundant joy. Same like in Srivilliputhur, Lord Ranganathar is famous in Srirangam of Trichy district in Tamil Nadu. In that temple also, people rejoice with absolute happiness and joy.
How to Celebrate Aadi Pooram at Home
Since Aadi Pooram festival is a historical event, many outcomes will migrate to Aandal temple as well as Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple to enjoy the day. The above is the case which illustrates the happenings at Temples. On the other hand, the scenario is different. It is not possible for all the people of Tamil Nadu to attend the occasion. So, that kind of people will celebrate Aadi Pooram at home itself. Everyone at home takes hair bath and women at home prepare the food for god. The food items include sweets as well as snacks. After the preparation of sweets, it is presented before Goddess Lakshmi in order to offer a good wealthy life.
Aadi Pooram is a real time marriage ceremony of Lord Ranganathar and Goddess Aandal. Aadi Pooram is an auspicious festival of high cultural importance. Many offerings will be presented on the day of Aadi Pooram to the god. All the presents including the flowers will be given to the devotees as ‘Prasadham’. Every decoration is made out of devotees’ donation. In every Hindu festival, a separate event called ‘Annadhanam’ will take place which literally means the donation of food. Similarly, in temples, many devotees come forward to donate money for that peculiar event. Aadi Pooram is a lively kind of festival celebration with fun as well as cultural happiness all around.
Aandal Jayanthi – Exclusive Marriage Ceremony of Gods
Aandal Jayanthi is a key celebration during Aadi month. It is celebrated only in Tamil Nadu. The historical importance of Aandal’s marriage makes it possible to celebrate in Tamil Nadu. The marriage between Goddess Aandal and Lord Ranganathar is shown directly every year during Aadi time. It will be really a fun filled celebration and also joyful to watch. Throughout in Tamil Nadu, all the temples containing Perumal and Aandal will expose the marriage ceremony. You can even see it if you could be there to Lord Perumal Temple during Aadi month.
Kachatheevu issue is a never ending problem between India and Sri Lanka. Kachatheevu being the land of India is owned now by Sri Lankans. Kachatheevu has significant features and is highly valued. In this post, you are going to read the story of Kachatheevu and its related controversies by Dravidian. In its history, you can really make out the owner of Kachatheevu. Kachatheevu problem remains to be unsolved and is waiting to find its end. Along with all this, the agreement details are also attached for reference.
Kachatheevu Island – Island of India belonging to Sri Lanka
Katchatheevu (Kachchatheevu) is an island located at a small distance from Rameswaram, India. Katchatheevu is an idle island formed by the volcanic explodes a few centuries back. The entire island spreads over 1150 meters. In Katchatheevu there are no such wonderful places like in Lakshadweep or Andaman and Nicobar islands. But the Katchatheevu Island has its own kind of significance. Katchatheevu is also named to be the ‘Dispute Territory’.
The name was actually due to its historical happenings. Katchatheevu is an island once owned by India but now it is into the hands of Sri Lanka. Another important attraction and the best tourist spot in Katchatheevu is the St.Antony’s Church. Katchatheevu is one of the finest places in between India and Sri Lanka. Katchatheevu has a great medicinal greeneries also. The 285-acre land, strategically important for fishing activities, was owned by the Ramanathapuram King alias Ramnad King (Raja of Ramnad) and later became part of the Madras Presidency
History of Katchatheevu
Katchatheevu is a historically formed island nearby Southern part of India during the 14th century. The main reason behind the origin of Katchatheevu is the blast volcanic eruptions in the Indian ocean. Katchatheevu is not a big island comparatively and is a pretty small island. There are many medicinal plants grown in Katchatheevu. Katchatheevu after its mighty emergence came into the grab of Sethupathi king of Ramnad Kingdom. Ramanathapuram king ruled the most part of Katchatheevu. Before independence, it was one of eight islands under the control of Ramanathapuram Sethupathi kings.
In the year 1480 due to the cyclone formed in the Bay of Bengal Rameswaram & 11 other island are formed in the Bay of Bengal. Katchatheevu is one of the islands among the eight islands owned by Ramanathapuram king Sethupathi. Trading of goods from Katchatheevu to the people in and around India was continuously followed. Ramnad king considered Katchatheevu to be very important. That is because there were the other seven islands surrounding Katchatheevu which are actually served by the same. The offerings of Katchatheevu includes its highly valued things of nature. Especially the roots of Katchatheevu is damn powerful and has extremely great medicinal values.
St.Anthony Church is in Katchatheevu. It was built by a Tamilian Named as seenikuppan from the Ramnad Kingdom. He built for praising the lord of Fishing community and the guardian of the Mother Sea. It is a common Church which has devotees from both the sides namely Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. The church is called to be the holy place by Sri Lanka. The church was fully completed by 1905. The church has a century old tradition and Architecture. Even now it is so beautiful to look at and had best looks.
Every year thousands of Pilgrims come to Katchatheevu for celebrating St.Anthony church festival. Katchatheevu festival has the biggest unity connecting the people between two countries. This year 2016 Katchatheevu festival was celebrated on February 28 with a crowd of about 5000 pilgrims. The pilgrims were not only from Sri Lanka but also from Sri Lanka. In order to bring the pilgrims to island 100 and above boats which work mechanically was arranged. The only good thing is that there are no controversial problems in worshiping the lord. One extremely bad thing is that during the festival Indian fishermen are allowed but their flags are not allowed to Katchatheevu. This literally shows their hatred towards Tamilians.
The whole island of Katchatheevu was under Indian rule since the 17th century. The surprising fact was the ownership of Katchatheevu by Sri Lanka. When India came to know about the owning it was too late. Since then the foreign trade was happening but it actually increased and Changed after the 17th century. After which the intruders began to invade all the parts of India. They began to formulate their own rules and regulations. Sri Lankan king also slowly started to explain their own rule over Katchatheevu. The talk regarding the rule over of Katchatheevu ended into a big fight. Sri Lanka even though had no legal rights on Katchatheevu, they were so vigorous.
Their main aim was in getting Katchatheevu into their nest. Britishers found the controversy to be going very tough. So they thought of following their methodology of handling the problem. Sri Lankan people and their king were furious and were not letting their leg go backward. This was during the 18th century during which India was with Britishers. So the Raja or the Tamil King was unable to interrupt into the rule of British people.
Katchatheevu, in order to have for India, became impossible with the new problem makers of Sri Lanka. Even though so many struggles were undergone the total crowd of Sri Lanka did not get convinced. The original ruler of Katchatheevu was India and the evidence regarding the issue was very much clear. But Sri Lanka ignored to accept their fault. The major thing repeated, again and again, was their rule over the precious elements over there in Katchatheevu.
That was the time of independence struggle too. Great and tremendous leaders of India fought through nonviolence and won the independence by 1947. The whole picture turned after independence. In 1974, Katchatheevu was ceded to Sri Lanka by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi through the Indo-Sri Lankan Maritime agreement to settle the maritime boundary in the Palk Strait with her counterpart Srimavo Bandaranaike. Till Indira Gandhi came to rule there were no big issues from India. But later Indira Gandhi planned to sign the agreement with Sri Lanka. The agreement was totally in favor of Sri Lanka. Katchatheevu agreement was signed in 1974.
According to that agreement, Katchatheevu is wholly gifted to Sri Lanka. Also, Sri Lanka has all the rights over Katchatheevu. Indian people can get the components of Katchatheevu if needed. The agreement of 1974 made Sri Lankans very Happy and proud. Later there were problems on fishing and controversies were going on between India and Sri Lanka. In order to reach for better solutions, another agreement was planned. The agreement was signed in 1976 regarding fishing activities.
Dispute between (Tamil Fisherman) Indian Fisherman and Srilankan Navy, Fisherman
According to that agreement, Indian fishermen are allowed to fish around the watery region of Katchatheevu. From that on Fishers use to fish in the sea nearby Katchatheevu with complete freedom. Again the problem started after few years regarding fishing. Sri Lankan was very cruel and rude to the fishermen of Tamil Nadu who fishes near Katchatheevu.
Sri Lankan government even arrested fishermen and locked them in their own land. This major incident created a massive fire in India and Tamil Nadu especially. Thereafter Sri Lankans were not in a mood to compromise with Tamilians or any other Indians. Moreover, they started to commence war on poor Tamilians.This arrogance war killed thousands of people. Mr. Velupillai Prabhakaran, army man from Tamil Nadu fought for the Tamil people living in Sri Lanka. But that too was bashed out by Sri Lankan Head Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Till now people are ill-treated because of their nativity alone. Mr.Prabakaran is also shot dead by those bad humans. Now recently, his son was shot dead who was a little teenage boy. Katchatheevu is also playing a vital role in giving chances for augmenting in death rate.
Claiming of Katchatheevu
Now in the recent years, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister along with many politicians decided to get Katchatheevu back from Sri Lanka. This is because of the terrible happenings to the Tamil Fishermen. Tamil Fishermen were betrayed very badly. The idea of claiming back Katchatheevu made Sri Lankan furious. Since the issue is firing up high Chief Minister Jayalalithaa planned in order to extinguish it. Recently while meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa revealed the issue of Fishermen to him. Also, she spoke about getting back of Katchatheevu from Sri Lanka in order to reduce the Chaos. But the talk is still now going on. India still believes Katchatheevu to be part of itself and hence his to be returned back. This decision is mainly for ensuring safety and security to fishermen
Many have been locked in Sri Lanka itself for their entry into the islet or near Sri Lankan border. Although this issue is going on one side the Sri Lankan government doesn’t want Indian fishermen to get into their island or their sea waters. In the recent 2014, Sri Lankan government strictly narrated about the entry of fishermen. Similarly, in 2015 Sri Lankan Prime Minister openly said that if any fishermen enter into Sri Lankan border they will be shot dead. And this is exactly the current scenario. Only the higher authorities need to get with a good solution to save poor Tamilians (Tamilans) and their respective families.
Kachatheevu Island – The island of Controversies
Kachatheevu, an island with many controversies and problems remains to be unsolved. The major issue revolving around Kachatheevu is the border problem. Because of the crossing of the border by Indian fisherman, Srilankans are irritated and tortures the poor people. Consequently, the fishermen along with the family are suffering the pain. This is all due to the Kachatheevu ownership. There are plans for getting the Kachatheevu back but are not executed properly. People are valuing the land more than the life of man. Only if this attitude is changed everything can get resolved.
Dravidian, the name of pride South Indian people sounds great to the world even today. Dravidians by themselves have an incomparable history which falls in the late centuries. Dravidians were the mighty rulers of great kingdoms covering most of the parts of India. Each feature of a true Dravidian showcases the livelihood of Indians in the past times. On the other hand, Dravidians are known to be the native language speakers of India. Especially, the languages of South India are considered as the languages of Dravidian. Herewith, you can go through the complete knowledge about the Dravidian people, Dravidian languages, Dravidian Architecture and also the ancient history of Dravidian dynasties. But the major problem rose was the degradation of Dravidian in the society by the white Indians. The issue was basically between the Aryans ( people of North India) and the Dravidians ( People of South India ). In this blog, you will find the reason behind the color discrimination in The Indian nation.
Dravidian – The Mighty people of Spectacular India
Dravidian is a single name which is assigned to broad categories of people. The name arose by taking into account different set of considerations. Those include the color, language, culture, tradition or nativity. But, In general, Dravidian is the name given to people belonging to India especially South India. Even though, Dravidian resides in many parts of the world their specialty lies in South India. Dravidians have several unique features and also are the specialist in multiple fields.
From the ancient period, people with black color age termed as Dravidian people. Originally, Indian color is basically considered to be black. So, originated the name called Dravidian for the people of India. Most people in South India had a black complexion. On the contrary, people of North India were whitish in appearance. So, people in the whole of India cannot be called as Dravidian. As a solution, North Indians were given a name called Aryans and people of South India are named as Dravidian.
This happened very long years ago over centuries back. This, in turn, gave rise to a massive racism in India. Initially, Racism was introduced by the Europeans into India. Racism not only split Indian people but also the unity amongst them. Even now racial discrimination is practiced in many areas of the country of India.
In India, Dravidians are the people belonging to all the five regions of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Dravidians speak the native languages of South India which comprise of Tamil of Tamil Nadu, Malayalam of Kerala, Telugu of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. All the four states are popular as well as considered important among all the states of India and contribute more towards Indian economy. Each language has its own significance.
Firstly, Tamil if we take it is a special and a language of fame all over the world. Tamil people are also called to be the Adhi Dravidians. ‘Adhi’ means long years ago and ‘Dravidian’ means the people of South India. Thus the word ‘Adhi Dravidian’ indicate that they are the native residents of Tamil Nadu, India for many centuries. The following generations are also bought in the similar manner falling into the category of Dravidians. Likewise, all the native speakers of native languages of South India are named to be Dravidians because of their history of Nativity.
Dravidian places of today are Dravidian dynasty includes the dynasties of various historical rulers of Dravidians. The popular rulers of that time are the three rules called as Cherar, Cholan, and Pandyan. These three rulers owned most of India and were the famous three Tamil Kings of Ancient times. The Dravidian states of today are owned and ruled by these three majestic kings. All the three have their own style of the dynasty and its own specialties.
Cheras ruled the parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Cherar was a very dynamic king who ruled the Indian kingdom during the period between 3rd to 10th century. All the records of Cheran are enlisted in Sangam literature. Checovers the area near the Arabian coasts. Amongst all, Cheran Senguttuvan is one such famous king who conquered many places. He belongs to the early age period. Later, came the next generation Cheran and they were called to be the Kulashekaras. Cheras had extensive trade with the outside world and gained a lot of wealth.
Cholas are one of the three Tamil kings of Kingdom. All the three kings were Hindu people. First one is Vijayalaya Chola. Chola dynasty extends for a longer range of lands. The kingdom covers a vast area comprising of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and most parts of South and South East Asia. Rajaraja Chola started the ruling of Dravidians and following him lined up his generational personalities. They are Rajendran Cholan, Rajadhiraja Cholan, Kulothunga Cholan, Veerarajendra Cholan. The long kingdom extended from Maldives to Andhra Pradesh. The growth of cholas was tremendously high. But every happening has an end. Likewise, Cholan dynasty began to Decline slowly with the emergence of Pandyas. Cholas went into decline by the 13th century.
Pandyas were ruling Dravidians as well as Aryans. Over the centuries from 6th to 17th century, they Pandya rule was at a peak. The Strong kingdom was established by Pandyas all over the regions of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh. They had enormously super power both in terms of manpower and weapons. Among the rulers of Pandya dynasty rule, Nedunjezhiyan was very powerful and had extreme commanding capabilities. With their army , Pandyas conquered most of the lands of South India. But they were also put into decline with the incoming of foreign traders into the country.
Apart from these three empowered empires, Pallavas, and many other kings ruled Indian society. But these three are the Dravidian kings of Asia.
Dravidian architecture is a peculiar kind of sculpting and chiseling out stones. All these architectural activities were found many centuries back. Even with the effective and efficient instruments and machinery of today, it is impossible to build the massive structures of old temples. Temples of South India is an apt example for explaining the Dravidian Architecture. The whole composition of matter consists of big hard rocks. Everything is made out of stone which is given a soul by the great sculptors. Sculptors are praised directly by the lord. They are capable of chiseling out the best of arts.
The basic structure is made of big towers which served to be the gateways for the devotees. There will be several steps in the towers with the openings at the bottom. It is called to be the Gopurams in Tamil. All the gopurams will have kalasams at the top arranged in a line. Usually, there will be five kalasams in small temples and seven or nine in big temples. The inner side of the temple if we take will have compound walls, ground even made up of stones. Inside of the temples will be the so-called Mandapams which are used in those days for arranging functions and especially cultural activities like dance, songs, instrumental music concerts.
Temples , Pillars, Statues
The Mandapams will also have idols of god on the top of the ceiling. Many trees will also be at the temples. The mandapams will have pillars for withstanding the whole ceiling’s weight. Ashoka pillar is one of the famous pillars of Dravidian. Dravidian has this enriched talent by birth and also have extraordinary minds of projecting their ideas into beautiful arts and architecture. Some of the famous tourist places of Dravidian Architecture are Thanjavur Big temple and Madurai Meenakshi temple. Thanjavur (Tanjore) big temple called as the Prahadeeshwarar Temple is famous for its magnificent structure and carvings.
Madurai Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple has the thousand pillared mandapams and it is famous for its grand appearance. Not only the southern part of India has the unique architecture but also it exists in North India. In North India, Gwalior fort is one such notable place of Dravidian Architecture. Dravidian kings namely Cherar, Chola, Pandya, Pallava were fond of arts and architecture. All the kings of Dravidian nature had the great devotion to god. Hence, they showed their devotion and commitment to god with their majestic temples.
Dravidian Culture and Tradition
Dravidian culture is the conventional methodology followed in Southern parts of India. Ancient Dravidians had no rules and regulations for following. Then slowly as generations of time begin to run , the scene changed drastically. Then came the division of people according to caste, creed, race, region, occupation, etc. Following that person who are kings and other spiritual heads formulated certain regulations and made their people follow. Days began to run like a horse but the culture and tradition of Dravidians remained the Same.
Starting from the clothing, eating habits, organizing of functions , every activity had its own nature. Firstly, clothing, Ladies used to wear sarees with long pallus made of cotton material. When it comes to Men, they wore dhotis with shirts. Even now if we consider this is the dress code followed for any occasion. Next coming to the eating habits, in south India, Rice is the staple food. Dhal sambar with pappads and vegetable curries served in a banana leaf is the most common food cooked during a function. The highlight of the food is the side dish which is given namely vada and Payasam ( dessert-like the recipe).
All the regions of Dravidian culture, this food lies mandatory. Also, eating on banana leaf is really very good for health. Dravidian devotion to god is also shown in the same way in all the regions of Dravidian exposure. Wherever Dravidians stepped, they showed their innovative ideas through sculptures and idols.
Vedic History of Dravidians
Racial problems related to Dravidians was derived even from the Vedas which always teach well. According to Vedas, white indicates purity and dark indicate some impurity. But this is not the thing said to split humans but to create the difference between the god and the demons. Our people took this saying in a different manner and implemented it in people which made the way to racial discrimination. Thus called the Aryans to be good and of pure nature. Whereas Dravidians were betrayed only for their color.
Another form of historical data says that according to color, people were named and segregated although they were originally differentiated by their occupation. That is Brahmins were white, Kshatriyas as red and Vaishyas to be yellow. Even for gods colors were given, for instance, Lord Krishna is blue which is considered to be a dark color. Similarly, if we take all the temples, the idols were made in black. But why are the gods are appreciated and praised whereas poor people were discouraged and put beside? This was the custom followed from ancient times till now. But with the development of d..
Why Were Dravidians Degraded?
Dravidians are the common people found in the southern part of India. India is a country of unity and diversity. There are various kinds of languages spoken, religious activities and customs practiced. But from the olden days till today, the color difference is the only thing which stands in front for having discrimination problems. Dravidians are the people of the wealthy body, guts, and ambitious nature. Those times they were not given names for identification. Tamil kings who belong to Tamil Nadu state of South India ruled most of the lands of India.
Later, on account of belief, kings allowed Europeans inside their territories for trading purposes. They came in with new tradition and culture which covered Indian people. Slowly they started invading India and at last India was thoroughly got into their hands. That was the time when Europeans tried to clash Indian unity by different ideas. It was one of them.
Dravidians are the People who should be thought as a remembrance for their courage, manliness, and contribution. But Dravidians are not remembered for so reasons and that is because they are penalized for their color. Dravidian is the name given just to differentiate between people but later it changed to racial discrimination. It all happened after the entry of Europeans into India. Then slowly the situations changed due to the development in livelihood activities. At present, Dravidians are not put into the bad situation like before. Every individual is taken as the same and given equal respect. Irrespective of it there are places where blacks are degraded.
Dravidian – Courageous, eloquent and empowered People of India
Dravidian is just a name to the foreign countries but it is the breath for the South Indian People. The name still gives the pride while heard anywhere around the world. In ancient times, Dravidian acted as the backbone of the whole nation of India. Dravidians are the most important personalities who strived for the growth of India. Even though Dravidians went through several discouragements, they never gave up. Dravidians fought against all the critical situations and stood up in splendid appearance. The lands owned by the Dravidian kings and their rulings stands to be an unforgettable memory. The architecture of Dravidians is so marvelous that even today it is not possible to construct such wonderful temples. Dravidians are the symbol of pride and surprise factor of India. Proud to be a Dravidian, the living legends of India.
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Aadi Perukku is a day dedicated to the God of Nature. The main theme of celebrating such a wonderful day is to enrich and please our Mother Nature. It is all done as a part of prayer so as to increase the wealth of nature. Aadi Perukku, the name itself signifies the glorifying of nature’s gifts during Aadi month. Here, Dravidian explains you the meaning of celebrating Aadi Perukku festival, celebration procedures, rituals to be done and the ultimate significance. This post will surely help you a find a better way of celebrating Aadi Perukku.
Aadi Perukku 2017 Date – Aadi 18 2017 Date – Aadi Pournami 2017 Date
Aadi Perukku - Aadi 18
02 August 2017
Aadi Perukku – Day of Blooming Nature’s Wealth
Aadi Perukku is an auspicious occasion occurring at 18th day of Tamil Month Aadi. Aadi Perukku festival is celebrated mainly in Tamil Nadu. Aadi is a special month for Tamil people and is especially a dedicated for God of nature. Aadi is a month of monsoon start and it is a right time for initiating Harvest. To welcome monsoon and for its priceless blessing on earth, people celebrate the traditional festival called Aadi Perukku. Aadi Perukku falls on the 18th day of Aadi month and hence it is also termed as ‘Pathinettam Perukku‘. ‘Perukku’ is a Tamil word meaning ‘rising or increasing’. Aadi Pooram also celebrated on this Month.
The name of the festival itself indicates that Aadi Perukku is conducted so as to increase the wealth of nature. Goddesses of water are worshiped in order to bless people with ample amount of water for a rich harvest. In this year Aadi Perukku falls on August 2nd. Aadi Perukku is famous in southern areas of Tamil Nadu namely Madurai, Trichy, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and so on districts. Aadi Perukku has its own festive importance and mannerism of celebration. Mostly, Aadi Perukku is commenced near river bodies like Kaveri, Vaigai, etc to show the devotion to Goddess of holy Rivers. In order to get endless growth, peace, wealth and prosperity, Aadi Perukku is celebrated by Tamil people.
Aadi Perukku celebration
Aadi Perukku is a very beautiful festival celebrated to show devotion towards nature. Everyone loves nature and nature is a gift of god. It is the duty for everyone to respect and preserve nature. Pancha Boothangal (Panja Bootham) what we call to be the five elements of nature. Those five elements include Water, Air, fire , Land, and Sky. A human cannot survive on Earth without even one element. Out of all, water is very much important to live on Earth. Water resides in the earth in the form of Rivera, lakes, sea, ocean and so on.
Aadi is a month totally dedicated to the god.Many festive activities will be carried out in many parts of Tamil Nadu. Both in small and big temples grand celebrations will be taking place during the whole month of Aadi. Many will make a drink called ‘koozh’ during the Aadi month and share it with the neighborhood after presenting to God. This all happens during the Friday of Aadi. Aadi Perukku plays a vital role amongst all other festivals in Aadi. During Aadi Perukku, people use to worship god side by river banks and sea. They will present their sweets and other recipes to god so as to show their devotion. This is how it is celebrated in downsides. People of about hundreds will.move and pray for giving rich wealth and prosperity.
Aadi Perukku Ritual
Goddess Lakshmi is the main goddess praised during Aadi Perukku. In river sides , all the Goddess of water namely Kaveri, Vaigai, etc, are worshiped with full faith in order to get blessed with plenty water. In the similar way how water is considered as important , money is also important. No one hates money and every individual is moving around in search of money on Earth. That is how money has changed the life. In order to welcome more money to home and to be blessed with abundant wealth and prosperity, Goddess Lakshmi is praised.
During the day of Aadi Perukku, the idol of Goddess Lakshmi is kept in the middle of the house and decorated with the flower garland, kumkum, and sandhanam. Fruits like orange, apple, grapes, plums, mango, banana, wood apple, guava are kept in front. Along with this, a small sombu(pot like utensil) is kept and on top if it coconut will be placed. A yellow rope will be tied in a zig-zag manner around that sombu. Coconut will be kept on that sombu along with mango leaves.
Then coming to the recipes of Aadi Perukku. Variety rice like coconut rice, Puliyogare, lemon rice and curd rice will be cooked and vada will be made. In some homes they will leave with variety rice itself and in many cases full meals will be served along with Payasam(drink). Full meal literally means rice, sambar, vegetable curry and fry, Rasam, yogurt, vada, and Payasam. A yellow thread will be rolled in turmeric and kept with dishes. Special ritual Pooja will have to be done for Lakshmi god to give a healthy and wealthy life.
All the mantras will be read and while reading out that one needs to put flowers at the feet of Goddess Lakshmi. This is done to show that everyone is under her feet and she has to take care of everything. All the family members have to sit around the idol to get blessed fairly from Aadi Perukku. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi and her consort Lord Vishnu bless everyone with the tremendous amount of wealth. Both loves to give uncountable blessings to their devotees.
Both can bestow abundance in the forms of nature, wealth, fertility, courage, education, children and more.
Aadi Perukku is one of the finest moments to praise Goddess Lakshmi. After praying with poojas , the yellow thread is tied in hands. The thread needs to remain in hands for three days after Aadi Perukku. After which it can be removed from hands. Aadi Perukku is celebrated to enhance our growth in life.
Significance of Aadi Perukku
Aadi Perukku is a famous festival only in Tamil Nadu. But Tamilians in all around the globe celebrate Aadi Perukku every year. The major significance of Aadi Perukku is ‘Thaali Pirithal’. It is nothing but the custom of Hindu religion. During Marriage, bridegroom ties a yellow rope to the bride. That rope is the evidence of a marriage. That rope will be changed to the chain after some time from the day of marriage on a good day. This happening is called to be ‘Thaali Pirithal’. Aadi Perukku is a very good day for doing such an auspicious tradition. Newly married couple goes to the temple and do this custom or do it at home itself. Another significance is the planetary positions of this day. It actually makes to be an added value in such a way that improves the inner ability and provides with positive thoughts. Also, it is the day where people can get the mighty god’s powerful blessing. On August 2nd, the Moon will traverse Pushya, the star of nourishment so as to comfort people. Pushya star is ruled by Saturn or Karmic planet which is considered as one of the symbolic representations of Pushya star. It is the cow’s udder which can be related to Kamadhenu which is the holy cow satisfying wishes. This is done in order to increase fertility. India mainly depends on agriculture and it is the main occupation of our country. Aadi Perukku is also an ideal function in augmentation of fertility.
Aadi Perukku – Hope of New Start and Good Happenings
Aadi Perukku is an auspicious festival and a very good day for any start. A new beginning starts with Aadi Perukku. This year, 2016 has a special event called Guru Peyarchi occurring along with Aadi Perukku. Guru Peyarchi actually indicates the movement of planets. Hence this year would be a fantastic year for all the human since the planet positions are good. All the planets are placed in such a way that it is so auspicious. The above are the facts according to astrology. In village sides, Aadi Perukku will be celebrated in a grand manner so as to create happiness. Aadi Perukku, on the whole, is a growth giving day.
Aadi Perukku – Growth of Mother Nature
Our Mother Nature is very precious and needs to be maintained properly. It completely depends on us to waste it or use it. The improvement of our nation depends on how we maintain our surroundings. Aadi Perukku is one such festival giving out the best of pleasure to the Nature god by us. Aadi Perukku day is also a very good fortune day for a good start. Once you get into a job on that day, you will surely meet with best results. On the whole, Aadi Perukku is said to bring only goodness to man’s life.
Akshaya Tritiya is a religious day of building up wealth. Not only the wealth but also the growth in life. Akshaya Tritiya is a day for a new start in any field. Most prominently on that day, People will buy Jewelry especially gold in order to increase their wealth. This practice is followed by default by most of the Indians. It is essential to know about our cultural conventional habits by everyone. Here, Dravidian explains you the need for celebrating Akshaya Tritiya. Also, adding to that the history and rituals of Akshaya Tritiya are briefly explained below. Donation of something to the needy is a beautiful thing. On Akshaya Tritiya day, it is very auspicious to donate several things to the poor. In this post, you will come through the donations which have to be done during Akshaya Tritiya. Of those donations, some are mandatory for life and will enhance the livelihood.
When is Akshaya Tritiya 2017? Akshaya Tritiya 2017 Date?
The auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya fall on April 28th of 2017. 28 April 2017
Akshaya Tritiya Date 2016 (Akha Teej Date 2016)
When is Akshaya Tritiya 2016? Akshaya Tritiya 2016 Date?
The auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya fall on May 9th of 2016. 9 May 2016
Akshaya Trityai ( Akha Teej ) – Glorious day of Human
Akshaya Tritiya is a big auspicious day of Hinduism people and is celebrated all over India. Every year, the day of Akshaya Tritiya is observed on the third day of Shukla Paksha(bright fortnight). The event falls during the Hindu month of Vaishakha. Akshaya Tritiya is also grandly celebrated by the Jain people. People used to do poojas for goddess Lakshmi and for Lord Ganesha by presenting sweets. At Lord Shiva- Lord Vishnu Temple, on Akshaya Tritiya day, sacred abhishekam and Chandana kaapu (alangaaram) will be performed to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha for fulfilled happiness. The picturesque will be gorgeous to look at.
The word “Akshaya” means ‘never diminishing or everlasting’ in Sanskrit. It indirectly means that the day of Akshaya Tritiya is believed to bring good fortune and success for the future years. Especially, the wealth and prosperity are believed to grow abundantly for the people who start their new business on that day. People of yesterday as well as of today used to follow all the traditional customs regularly. With the growing years, people’s belief and mind tempts to change but their hereditary actions remain the same. Another important fact is that on the day of Akshaya Tritiya if a new work or venture is commenced it is believed to grow to great heights.
Parashurama Jayanthi also falls on the same day of Akshaya Tritiya on which Lord Parashurama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu was born. Special Darshans are arranged and Poojas are carried out at temples for Lord Vishnu in reverence by his devotees
According to Hindu mythology, on Akshaya Tritiya day, the Treta Yuga is believed to had begun. It is on the same day, the holiest and sacred river of India – Ganges River descended to the earth from the heaven. The Sun and Moon are astrologically believed to be at their most exalted equal brightness on this day. The brightness is at its best on the west coast of India.
Akshaya Tritiya is the day on which Lord Parusurama who is the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was born. Puranas spoke about how he reclaimed the land from the sea which was a great adventurous happening. Goa and Konkan regions, even today, are referred to as Parusurama Kshetra because of the reclamation by Lord Parasuramar. In the Northern part of India, people dip themselves in the River Ganges and consider that to be lucky. People wholeheartedly pray for their growth and belongings. he , when it falls on a Monday or under Rohini Star Akshaya Tritiya day, gains more importance and auspiciousness. Rohini is the star of Lord Krishna who is a great warrior. Hence, people used to pray for Lord Vasudeva (Lord Krishna) with agricultural harvest grains.
Akshaya tritiya is the day on which it is believed that Ved Vyasa started to narrate a story to Lord Vinayakar. It was the narration of the great epic story. It was on this day of Akshaya Tritiya , Mahabharatham written copy was started. Consequently on the same day began the Golden era for the residents began. Another occurrence on Akshaya tritiya was the visit of Sudhama to Lord Krishna’s place. Sudhama is an old childhood friend of Lord Krishna who came for financial help. On seeing Sudhama, Lord Krishna was on cloud nine. He welcomed Sudhama with a very big smile on his face.
As a traditional behavior, Lord Krishna washed his friend’s feet and asked him about his arrival. Sudhama was very ashamed to ask him financial assistance. He can’t able to express anything and had a great inferior feeling. Also, Sudhama got grains in his hand for gifting his friend. But felt very shy to open it to him sighting his richness. Lord Krishna understood his feelings and he himself got the grains from Sudhama’s hand. Krishna felt the love and affection of his Sudhama.
Sudhama returned back home with embarrassment but as a shocking surprise he saw was a palace in front of him. His old hut turned into a beautiful big palace. Lord Krishna addressed his love by offering a big gift to Sudhama in return for his care and friendship. This is a wonderful incident from which importance of Akshaya Tritiya is given to material wealth and grains. People hence go to jewelry for buying gold ornaments. Gold is one of the worthy metal which is respected next to god and have hence it is also presented for gods and goddesses . it is that much precious. Thus, it is believed that buying gold on Akshaya Tritiya will enhance their richness.
Facts According to Astrology
According to ‘Jyotidam’- the ancient Indian system of astronomy and astrology, the entire Akshaya Tritiya day itself is auspicious. People used to see auspiciousness generally for a new beginning. But there is no need to look for an auspicious time on Akshaya Tritiya that is no ‘muhurtham’ required on this day. This is the only day in any year when the Sun which is the lord of the planets and Moon which is the lord of creativity are in exhilaration meaning at their peak of radiance. Hindu calendar will not miss out the day of Akshaya Tritiya and it occurs with every year. During the month of vaishaakh, the sun is in the Mesha (Aries), the first sign of the zodiac, where it is in an exalted or most powerful position to give benefits and a comparative moon is also equally powerful. This combination of the planetary energies is believed to generate profusion whereby any auspicious act commenced on this day leads to a continued growth of beneficial results throughout the year. Astrologically this is extremely auspicious. That also makes this day one of the most popular dates in Hindu calendar for marriages and partnerships. Everlasting means also for the new relationship to last long forever.
Akshaya Tritiya is a great day of growth and wealth. Special and grand poojas for god and many rituals will proceed for showing devotion to god. Individually rituals will be done for the gods and goddesses. Extraordinary arrangements will be made for the Lord Parashuramar (Lord Vishnu) Parashuramar is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that on Akshaya Tritiya , Lord Vishnu turned into one of his incarnation into Lord Parashuramar. Hence, the day of Akshaya Tritiya is also known as Parashurama Jayanthi (Birthday of Parashuramar). Lord Vishnu is the god of enormous success and he floods people with his blessings. Lots of abishekham and alangaaram will be done to Lord Parasuramar on Akshaya Tritiya. Special rituals for Lord Vishnu will be done with beautiful decoration of the Lord.
Goddess Lakshmi on Akshaya Tritiya
Goddess Lakshmi is the god of wealth and prosperity. It is believed that praying to Goddess Lakshmi is one of the most important activities on Akshaya Tritiya. People present lots of offerings before god and after worship will give away to all the devotees in the name of ‘prasadham’.
Lord Vinayakar on Akshaya Tritiya
Lord Ganesha or Lord Vinayagar is worshipped as the first god to be worshipped and he will be residing first in the temple. There will be a separate shrine for Lord Vinayagar for worship.
Mother Earth (Booma devi) on Akshaya Tritiya
On Akshaya Tritiya, importance is also given to the paddy and other agricultural products. Grains grow in fields of land. Our Mother Earth is providing all the health and wealth of the crop sown. Also, we are injuring Mother Earth by digging in and out. Hence, it is obvious to thank Mother Earth for affording people with best grown healthy crops.
Cow pooja is done for the cows. The cow is also called to be the ‘Mahalakshmi’ since it offers milk to the people. It is also one of the vaahana(vehicle) of god. The cow is also called as ‘Komaadha’ which means it as the mother for humans. Cow is always worshiped next to god for its abundant offering to human. It has been providing all the dairy products for human loving. Akshaya Tritiya is the day of growth and prosperity and so cow pooja is necessary for praising the cow.
Apart from this, elephant pooja will be conducted in reference to Live rd Ganesha. This is because of the resemblance of Lord Ganesha. Every pooja and ritual done are a highly spiritual growth of activity.
The auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya fall on May 9th of this year 2016. Akshaya Tritiya is a day of growth and so it is started with a prayer to god. Many rituals will be taking place at most in all the temples in India. Main pooja is done to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu for their mighty blessing. People at home can pray to god by singing spiritual songs and also read slogans for god. The ritual is called to be Madhusudhana ritual which contains thulasi leaf, Betel leaf along with bananas and agarbathis are presented before god. People pray for giving lots of growth financially as well as mentally.
There are many ways by which Akshaya Tritiya can be celebrated. It depends on our own wish to choose what to do. But whatever you do, you should do it with involvement and full exuberance. During Akshaya Tritiya day, there are few necessary actions to be done as a tradition and here are there for your view.
• Begin with a family or public activity People at work can do the Pooja at their office in reference to god. Also, for those who are willing to start a new work or job, Akshaya Tritiya is the perfect day. No day in the whole year is so auspicious like Akshaya Tritiya. One can confidently invest in any venture for a beautiful future. Akshaya Tritiya is known for its best auspiciousness. Similarly any function like marriages or engagements can be arranged on Akshaya Tritiya for family welfare and growth. Not only that any kind of beneficial as well as good doing activity can have proceeded on Akshaya Tritiya.
• Participation in spiritual acts Several spiritual activities will be conducted in temples itself. Or else separate programs like Satsang will be arranged for people to participate with full josh. It is really a fortune for people to participate in spiritual programs. In Tamil, people used to say “Iyal Isai Nadagam” which means singing, dancing, and acting. It is believed that when we show our belief and devotion to god through our traditional songs, dance and act, god will shower his blessings instantly.
• Visit sacred and holy places of worship Temples are the sacred places for providing peace and blessing. During Akshaya Tritiya, special poojas, and darshans are arranged in big temples for the devotees. The main ritual is for Goddess Lakshmi who is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Next pooja will be for Lord Parashurama or Lord Vishnu who is a great protector for all the people. Before both the rituals commence, Lord Vinayakar is worshipped for his strong blessings.
• Present to seek blessings The blessing is not got for money it should come from within the heart. Only if we do good we receive well. During a very good a day like Akshaya Tritiya, it is obvious for everyone to get blessings from elders. Whatever being presented to god can be offered to neighbours and can get blessings from them. If you are a student or child, you can get blessings from your parents and teachers. Teachers are like second parents and so it is most important to get blessings from them also on Akshaya Tritiya. Every blessing has its special value and importance.
• Give donations (Daanam) Giving is more valuable and affords more happiness than receiving. Punya will be accomplished by offering something to others. Different kinds of donations can be given.
• Purchase of properties Many of them buy new properties and other belongings. Akshaya Tritiya is the best day for purchasing lands and other valuable properties. One can invest with full belief for attaining ever shining success in life.
Donating something to others is greater than godliness. Akshaya Tritiya is a Wonderful day during
Vastra Daanam on Akshaya Tritiya
‘Vasthram’ means clothing. Vasthra dhaanam hence refers to offering clothes to the needy people. There are lots of orphanages all around. You can donate your used and unused clothes to them. It would be good if you donate new ones to them.
Jala Daanam on Akshaya Tritiya
‘Jalam’ means water and giving water to Brahmins is a customary action followed. Jala Daanam is not given by everyone. Those who are traditionally doing it will continue every year on Akshaya Tritiya along with some donation of money.
Paadha Raksha Daanam on Akshaya Tritiya
Paadha Raksha means footwear and in this case, footwear is given to those who are in need. It is believed that this doing will give lots of enrichment in life.
Chatra Daanam on Akshaya Tritiya
Chatra means umbrella and offering an umbrella to the people removes bad happenings in one’s life.
Vennai (butter) Daanam on Akshaya Tritiya
Butter is given as donation for attaining good status and knowledge in life.
Kumkum Daanam on Akshaya Tritiya
Kumkum donation is done by ladies for getting a longer lifetime for their husbands. Also, this donation is for growth in life.
Kumba Dhaanam on Akshaya Tritiya
In a big decorated kumbam(vessel) made of bronze or silver, lots of grains with water is given in addition to betel nuts, tulasi leaves, saffron, etc. This customary action is done on Akshaya tritiya in order to get a good life partner for life or for getting a child.
Chandana Dhaanam on Akshaya Tritiya
Chandanam is nothing but sandalwood and it gives out sweet smelling fragrance. This donation is done to protect the donor from evil happenings.
Other than the above-mentioned donations, pulses and grains can be given as a donation. All these donations will only increase the growth of wealth and prosperity in your home. These are not only for the growth of wealth but also, it satisfies many poor people’s stomachs as well as the heart. People used to say in olden days that if we offer something to eat for anyone even if they didn’t thank us their stomach will bless us. This is a true fact.
On the whole Akshaya Tritiya is a best auspicious day for starting a new venture or work investment. Akshaya Tritiya will bring only success in life. Thank God for all his blessings, Pray for all good happenings on Akshaya Tritiya day.
Akshaya Tritiya, a day dedicated to the God Vishnu as well as for Lord Vinayaga. The day symbolizes the good fortune and created lot of Positive in Human. Only a positive attitude will take you miles. In that way, during Akshaya Tritiya, all the positive feelings come together and will show you the real prosperity. God is within us and Akshaya Tritiya is a day to bring him out of yourself.
Each and Everything happens for good and is decided by god. Pray god and get betterment in life. Wish you a very happy Akshaya Tritiya.