Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Aadi Krithiai / Aadi Ammavasai(or Ammavasya)

Aadi Krithigai and Aadi Amavasai are such energizing occasions for you to choose to rebuild your positive energy.

Aadi Krithigai

It is celebrated on August 4th, 2010. This is the power day of Lord Muruga who rules the star Kritikka–if financial crunches and relationship problems are aching your happiness, he will be your savior guardian.

Aadi Ammavasai / Ammavasya

Aadi Amavasai falls on August 9th, 2010(Monday).It is when you express your gratitude to your forefathers—ancestors are the reason behind your existence and status today. Pray to them to fortify your generations for years to come.

This is an extremely favorable New Moon day for honoring one's ancestors. The most powerful way to do that is by performing the Tarpanam ritual.   Amavasya or Amavasai is the tamil version of New moon day. The new moon day is considered something special in almost all civilizations.

Some people believed that this day relates to demonic qualities and some other think as auspicious and benevolent. In Hindu community, the two Amavasya considered most important are "Aadi Amavasya" and "Thai Amavasya".

If you loved your departed parents and grandparents, you can express your gratitude in the only way remaining - by remembering them and offering them Tarpanam as a token of thanksgiving. If your relationship with any of the ancestors was marred by negative emotions, Tarpanam allows you to forgive them, or seek forgiveness by offering them the healing power of your love.

Taking a holy dip in a river is considered a pre-requisite for performing a Tharpanam, as it is believed that all one’s physical as well as mental impurities are washed away by doing so. Devotees take a holy dip in the various sacred rivers, seas and sacred ponds or Teerthams on this day.  Especially, most of the devotees thronged Agni Theertham a.k.a Rameswaram (Rameshwaram - Ramanatha @ Ramalinga Swamy Temple) on this auspicious day to take a holy dip and offer Tharpanam to their ancestors. They were given sesame seeds to throw into the sea. After taking a dip in the holy sea, they went to the temples to pray for their forefathers. Lots of thousands of devotees go to temple on this day.
Special poojas and abhishekams are conducted at all temples especially at Lord Muruga temples.

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  1. July 23rd is the Aadi Amavasai in this year. This day is dedicated to dead forefathers and ancestors. It is also an auspicious day for all who is not able to do proper thithi or tharpanam for their dead forefathers and ancestors.
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