Aadi month (mid-July to mid-August) in the Tamil calendar is the time that is filled with various spiritual and religious activities. This month marks the beginning of the summer solstice, and the Sun starts moving towards the southern direction (called Dakshinayana). During this month, people are aligned with their spiritual energies and involve in prayers. This month is also dedicated to Goddess Shakti as the energy of the goddess is very strong and vibrant during this month.
Krittika Nakshatra (star) is the 3rd among the 27 stars. The day ruled by this star during the Tamil month of Aadi is revered as Aadi Krithigai. This day is considered very auspicious and one of the best times for propitiating Lord Muruga, as Krittika is the favorable star for Lord Muruga.
Significance of Aadi Krithigai
The Tamil month of Aadi (Ashada) falls between mid-July and mid-August and is considered highly auspicious when divine forces shower their grace on earth and answer your earnest prayers.
Aadi month falls in the second half of the year, which is called as Dakshinayana (Dakshin means ‘south’ and ‘ayana’ means travel) when the Sun transits from north to south hemisphere. Hence, the entire month of Aadi is ideal for special prayers and Poojas (worship) offered toGods and Goddesses.
Aadi Krithigai is regarded as Lord Muruga’s power day, on which special offerings are made to him at Arupadai Veedu temples (six abodes of Lord Muruga).