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Aadiperukku / Pathinettam Perukku / How to celebrate Aadi Perukku or Aadi Pathinettam Perukku


Aadiperukku is a Hindu Tamil festival celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month of Aadi (mid-July to mid-August). In 2015, it’s August 3rd. It is a unique South Indian and specially a Tamil festival. The festival coincides with the annual freshes of the rivers and to pay tribute to water’s life-sustaining properties. It is celebrated near river basins, lakes and wells etc.

Aadiperukku, otherwise called Padinettam perukku. “Pathinettam Perukku” – Pathinettu signifies eighteen and Perukku denotes rising. The festival is observed by women in TamilNadu. Aadi is the month for sowing, rooting, and planting of seeds and vegetation since its peak monsoon time when rain is showered in abundance.

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On this day, special poojas and prayers ared one in temples and people pray for good harvest, constant supply of water and hassle free monsoon. Women float lamps on rivers.

Also people buy new clothes, jewels and so on, as they hope getting this all over the year.

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Aadi Perukku / Pathinettam Perukku

Aadi Perukku / Pathinettam Perukku

People prepare many variety of rice, early in the morning, as offering to god. They lit lamps and do puja. Let us move on to the recipe prepared by that day:

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Kolams one of the drawings done by the women of south india, which get walked, rained out or blown out in the wind; the newones are made the next day. Every morning before sunrise we sweep the floor, clean it with water to create an even surface. They are drawn on the damp surface so that the deisgn will hold better.

In ancient days, kolams are drawn with dried rice powder in the tamil month of margazhi which starts from the second week of December till the second week of January.This is done inorder to help the small creatures like ants and birds to eat it, so that they need not travel long for food. It is a sign of invitation to goddess LAKSHMI (goddess of prosperity and wealth).

Nowadays it has just become a fashion among women. They are drawn with the chalk powder.They mix synthetic colours for colour powders. Kolams are regionally known by different names in India, Kolam in Tamilnadu, Raangolee in Maharashtra, Hase and Rangoli in Karnataka, Muggulu in Andra pradesh.

There are too many patterns of kolams. Rangoli which is colourful.  South Indian Kolams are complex in nature.These patterns range between geometric and mathematical lines or curves around a matrix of dots. Rituals Kolam patterns are specially designed and drawn on that occasions like weddings, festivals. Even messages are also drawn in them.