Aadi is a holy month in the Tamil calendar marked with festivals and worship. Aadi falls in mid-July to mid-August. This month is called Ashaada in Sanskrit and karkataka in Malayalam. Aadi marks the beginning of the time, when the Sun takes its journey towards south or Dakshinayana. This period extends to next six months, which is the night of the Devas.
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https://youtu.be/kuCjdjOEewgMany take a dip in rivers and rituals are performed by women in these places for protection against all evil and divine blessings of good life. Women also make lamps of rice flour and jaggery and use ghee to light lamps. They float them in the river for blessings of longevity of husbands. Many women in rural South India grow navadhanyas or nine varieties of seeds in earthen pots and let them sprout. On this day of Aadi Perukku, they float them in rivers for blessings of fertility, good harvest, plenty of rainfall, prosperity. It is called `mulaipari` or germination of seeds. It is a water ritual conducted to pay tribute to nature`s bounty.