Aadi Krithigai

Aadi Krithigai is celebrated on the Krithigai star day during the month of Aadi. It is a spiritual month for special God based activities. It is of human origin to survive with relationship and financial problems at the least. Muruga is the promising primordial power who wards off the negative forces and obstacles of your life.  Many murugan temples especially in arupadai veedu(six main temples of Lord Muruga), celebrate aadi krithigai  in a grand manner. Devotees carry flower kavadi on this day. 

Six karthigai pengal raised Lprd Murunga and He got the name Karthigeya.  Whenever some festival related with Lord Muruga comes, there are two persons who comes to my mind – My mom and my third uncle. Both of them worship Lord Muruga and have given the taste of thiruppugazh(written by Arunagirinathar) to their children too. It is good to sing thiruppugazh, kandhar anuboothi, Skandha guru kavacham, kandha Sashti Kavacham and Subramanya bhujangam on this day.


Aadi Krithigai


My mom ask us to sing some thiruppugazh regularly. She asks us to sing “Madhiyaal Vithagannagi” whenever myself and my brother get ready to the school. In this song, we request Lord Muruga to make us a wise and virtuous person. Unmarried person sings”Neelangol megathu and Thullumadha vel”  to get married.

They are the songs that describes how valli waits for the garland from Lord Muruga.  Valli’s mother requested Lord Muruga to come and embrace her daughter. Another thiruppugazh,”Adhirum kazhal”  in which the line ‘idar sangaigal kalanga arulvaayae’ to get rid of sufferings and misgivings.

“Thamarum Amarum”, the line ‘thanimai kazhiya arulvaayae’ requesting Lord Muruga to give the wisdom to get rid of loneliness. And “Charana kamalalayaththai” the line ‘sagala selva yogamikka peruvaazhvu’  to be blessed with all good fortunes in life. There are thousands of thiruppugazh and I have just shared very few in this article. I dedicate this article to my mom and my uncle. People make payasam on this day and offer it to God.DSC00444

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