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Introduction to Aadi Velli

The Tamil term ‘Aadi Velli’ denotes the Fridays that fall during the Tamil month of Aadi (July-August), which glorifies Goddess Shakti - the divine feminine power. Aadi Friday celebration also heralds the onset of the monsoons and signifies the power of the water Goddesses.

Significance of Aadi Velli

According to Vedic astrology, the month of Aadi is marked by the transit of Sun into the sign Cancer , ruled by the Moon. Astronomically, this transit of Sun marks its journey towards the South, a phenomenon called Dakshinayanam. This Tamil month Aadi is auspicious to worship the Goddess, the ruler of Moon, for spiritual progress. Hence, weddings and household functions are not conducted during this month.

Also, with the onset of this month, the heat of the sun reduces, and monsoon commences. It is during this time that the rainfall peaks on the west coast, and the rivers of Tamil Nadu that were shrunken during summer, get replenished, often to near-full levels. Usually, the Tamil months are named based on the Nakshatra (star) that prevails during the full Moon day or Pournami. In Chithirai month, the full Moon day happens during Chithirai Nakshatra, in Vaikasi month during Vishakha Nakshatra, similarly, in Aadi, the full Moon day happens during Ashada Nakshatra, and thus, this month got the name Aash Aadi (in the north) / Aadi (in the south).

Mythology behind Aadi Velli

According to mythology, during the month of Aadi, Goddess Shakti manifested as Goddess Pachai Amman to establish peace and harmony in the world. Pachai Amman or Kanni Amman, by her inherent energy, appeared in many holy centers, and her presence enhanced the divine powers of these localities. In her manifestation at Thirumullaivaayal, she established peace and prosperity in the world. Also called the Goddess of marriage and fertility, she showers her blessings on young maidens aspiring for a suitable groom.

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Rituals of Aadi Velli

During the Aadi Fridays, Goddess Shakti is revered in her different powerful forms as follows:

  • 1st Aadi Friday is dedicated to the Goddess of wealth - Swarnambika
  • 2nd Aadi Friday is dedicated to the Goddess of intelligence - Angala Amman
  • 3rd Aadi Friday is dedicated to the Goddess of courage and health - Annai Kalikambal
  • 4th Aadi Friday is dedicated to the Goddess of relationship - Kamakshi Amman
  • 5th Aadi Friday is dedicated to the Goddess of overall prosperity - Lakshmi

All the Fridays of Aadi month are considered very auspicious to propitiate the divine mother when people perform special Poojas at Goddess temples and homes. Offering your sincere prayers to Shakti on Aadi Fridays can promote positivity and overall success in life.

Benefits of Observing Aadi Velli

Worshipping Goddess Shakti on Aadi Velli can bestow you with the following benefits:

  • Remove all the negative forces around you
  • Grant sound health, wealth, intelligence and prosperity
  • Destroy obstacles related to marriage and progeny
  • Fulfill all your wishes
  • Success in all endeavors
Connect With The Divine

The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine. Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings. Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.

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