Our festivals coincide with specific occurrence and intend to remember and celebrate nature which has bestowed us with its resources. We strive to bring in interesting and valuable information on such festivals for the benefit of our readers. Aadiperukku is an unique South Indian and specially a Tamil festival celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month of Aadi which occurs between July 15 and August 15. The festival coincides with the annual freshes of the rivers and to pay tribute to water’s life-sustaining properties. It is celebrated near river basins, water tanks, lakes and wells etc. of Tamil Nadu when the water level in the rises significantly heralding the onset of Monsoon.
With two full moons, two Aadi Fridays, Krishna’s birthday and Vishnupati lined up, August holds a lot of celestial importance this year. The first full moon falls on August 1 and the second one will appear on August 31, making this once-in-a-blue-moon occurrence and a rare celestial activity.