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Aug 1, 2013

Aadi Perukku

Aadi  Perukku Festival

The traditional Tamil calendar is one long pageant of a colorful mosaic of festivals. These festivals are an expression of the joyous spirit of celebration.

Adiperukku is a Tamil festival celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month of Adi (july 15-August 15). Adiperukku, otherwise called Pathinettam perukku. 

The newly-married couple goes to their in-laws to celebrate Aadi. They also drown the garland which they wore on the day of their marriage and which they kept safely.  On the very day the couple dresses once again as bride and bridegroom. They receive gifts from both parents to commemorate the first Aadi Paddinettaam Perukku Vizha. They also share a common meal with the family.
 The festival is unique in itself because the wife prays not for herself only but also for the longevity and the well-being of her husband.

Special food is prepared on this day and family and friends get together and pray for uninterrupted supply of water and a good harvest.

Happy Aadi Perukku

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