How to do Aadi Velli Pooja at Home

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How to do Aadi Velli Pooja at Home?

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Aadi Velli represents the Fridays that occur in the Tamil month of Aadi (July-August). These Fridays are earmarked for the worship of various Hindu Goddesses. Aadi month 2021 is considered to be a very auspicious month. It heralds the advent of the monsoons and is associated with the power of the water or river Goddesses. Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays especially are considered favorable for the worship of all temples that honor female deities. Vedic astrology holds that, in the month of Aadi, the Sun transits into Cancer sign, which is ruled by the Moon. Astronomically, the Sun’s transit marks its journey towards the Southern direction, and this is called Dakshinayanam. This month is very auspicious for worshipping Goddess energy and facilitating spiritual progress. For this reason, weddings and similar functions are never conducted by Hindus during this month.

Importance of Aadi Velli:

Aadi is the fourth month of the Tamil calendar. It is very important for spiritual activities, as the power of Goddess Shakti is greater during this time and helps to overcome undesirable elements. The 10th day is Aadi Pooram. Thirukalyanam, or the divine marriage of Goddess Andal, is conducted on this day, and unmarried girls perform special Poojas to the Goddess. Worshipping Goddess energy in her various forms is said to be auspicious during the month of Aadi.

Puranas behind Aadi Velli:

The Goddess appeared as Pachai Amman (an aspect of Goddess Parvati) to create peace and harmony in the world. Pachai Amman also appeared in many sacred places and infused divine energy into these places. As Thirumullaivaayal, she brought peace and prosperity. Also regarded as the Goddess of marriage and fertility, she bestows blessings on young maidens seeking a good groom.

Celebration and Rituals of Aadi Velli:

 All Aadi Fridays have their own significance, and hence Aadi Velli Pooja is performed with unique offerings.

1. Sakkarai Pongal and Payasam 
2. Garland made of Lemon 
3. Thamboolam for five Sumangalis (married women)
4. Milk and Egg for snake pits
5. Lighting of ghee lamps

Benefits of celebrating Aadi Velli:

  • Worshipping the Goddess on Aadi Velli destroys negative forces 
  • Bestows health, wealth, valor, and intelligence 
  • Removes hurdles in marriage and getting progeny
  • Wish-fulfillment 

Aadi Velli (July-August) The 5 Fridays of Aadi month:

Aadi usually starts around mid-July and continues upto mid-August. It is a very special month for Goddess Lakshmi, especially Fridays. Sweet pongal will be offered, and Pooja is done for Lakshmi at home at an Amman temple nearby. Maavilakkus are also lit. Lakshmi slokas are also recited very Friday.

1st Aadi Friday 

The 1st Friday is dedicated to Goddess Swarnambika. She is a form of Goddess Parvati, who grants wealth and riches. 

2nd Aadi Friday

Angali Amman is said to be a benevolent aspect of Goddess Kali. She is the Goddess of Siddhi powers and is known for intelligence, energy, infinite love, and compassion. Worshipping her can bless one with high levels of intelligence.

3rd Aadi Friday for the Goddess of Courage and Health

This Friday is dedicated to Kalikambal. She is a form of Goddess Parvati, who grants courage and health. Offering prayers to her can give one the courage and strength to attain success.

4th Aadi Friday for the Goddess of Relationship

The 4th Friday is dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi Amman. She is a form of Goddess Shakti who grants harmonious relationships. Offering prayers to her on this day can help remove hurdles in marriage, relationships, etc.

5th Aadi Friday 

The last Aadi Friday is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Varalakshmi Pooja is performed on this day. For Hindu women, this is a very special day. It is said that praying to the Goddess on this day helps invoke the Goddess’ blessings for a woman’s entire family.

Aadi month 2021 is from July 17 – August 16.

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