Lakshmi and Kubera
Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. She is the universal mother and the supreme feminine power. She is also the divine consort of Lord Vishnu, the God of protection and preservation.
Kubera is known variously as the Lord of the riches, owner of great treasurers, and even as the banker of the Gods or the heavenly beings. He is depicted as fully adorned with precious jewels, carrying a pot of money.
Lakshmi and Kubera can together wipe out poverty from life and fill it with immense wealth and material benefits.
Aadi Perukku is the monsoon festival celebrated during the Tamil month of Aadi (July–August). This marks the advent of the rains, when nature’s bounty comes in the form of heavy water flow in the rivers, making the fields fertile and ready for cultivation. This period, hence, is held as highly suitable for starting agricultural activities. Aadi Perukku is observed on the 18th of the month. The Tamil word ‘Perukku’ means copious flow, and hence, this festival is also called as ‘Pathinettaam Perukku,’ the generous flow of Aadi 18th. This also symbolizes the flow of prosperity and abundance into the lives of the people.
Aadi itself is a very auspicious month when the worship of Goddesses is undertaken with enthusiasm. It is believed that Lakshmi becomes joyful and generous during Aadi Perukku, can be easily pleased by the devotees, and that her blessings are available in great measures during this time. Hence, Aadi Perukku is considered a highly favorable time for seeking divine favors in the form of wealth, success and well-being, and that the Goddess can bless people with a variety of rewards like progeny, education, courage, good health and wealth.
As per a legend, this day also marks the occurrence of another memorable event. In deference to the wishes of Goddess Gomathi, an aspect of Devi Parvathi, both the supreme Gods Shiva and Vishnu appeared in a unified form as Sankara Narayana in the holy place called Sankaran Koil. This Lord and the Goddess can be worshipped in that place even today. Hence, Aadi Perukku is considered the right day for the fulfillment of desires through divine intervention.
Lakshmi Kubera Homa on Aadi Perukku
Lakshmi Kubera Homa is a powerful and sacred fire ceremony that is dedicated to both the divinities Lakshmi and Kubera. Its conduct on the auspicious Aadi Perukku day can invoke the combined powers of the Goddess of wealth and the Lord of the riches. This ritual can earn for the devotees, the grace of both the divinities in handsome measures and help to fill them with positive energies, clear obstacles, and wipe out losses, and also bestow immense wealth, material possessions and comforts.
Thanks to these worships and rituals that are done on the day of Aadi Perukku, devotees can attain material growth and financial well-being; invite prosperity and auspiciousness in their lives; get divine protection against all hindrances to wealth creation and success; access divine energies for making material and spiritual gains, and get all honest desires fulfilled.