Aadi Krithigai is an important festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu. It falls in the Tamil month of Adi or Aadi. Aadi Karthigai or Aadi Krithiga is dedicated to Lord Muruga or Subrahamaniya. We make special Aadi Krithigai Recipes on the day.
This year Aadi Krithigai falls on August 2nd, 2021. Aadi Maasam or Month marks the beginning of the festival season.
Amma follows each and every pooja and has specific customs as well. Having settled in Tamil Nadu for over 4 decades, she has got into the practice of celebrating and observing all the Tamilian festivals as well.
We celebrate Aadi Krithigai in the month of Aadi, starting Jul 15 to Aug 14 in English Calender.
Out of the many Aadi special poojas, I happen to see what she was making for Aadi Krithigai. Finally, above all, I want to make sure I note down the Aadi Karthigai Recipes that Amma makes.
We celebrate Aadi Krithigai in the Tamil month of Adi or Aadi. According to Hindu scriptures, Lord Muruga was born as six different babies. Krittika devis or stars took care of him. Finally, Goddess Parvati combined Lord Muruga as a single baby with six heads when he attained boyhood.
The Krithigai star or Nakshatram is highly auspicious to worship Muruga. Similarly, Aadi Krithigai is more important because Aadi is the first month in the Dakshinayana punyakalam – when the sun god changes his direction from north to south.
We make grand arrangements on this day to mark this occasion and many visit the temple to do special poojas as well.
At home, Amma prepares an elaborate feast, offers it to the Lord. Amma makes Kalanda Sadam (Mixed Rice Dishes) on this day along with the regular Vada, Payasam.
Amma makes special dishes and celebrates this festival every year, I took this opportunity to capture the whole essence. Today's feast covers the main dishes she plans each year for the naivedyam.
While there are many different recipes for the same dish, I want to make sure we make new ones so that I can create a menu with them. So I clicked the pictures to blog it as well.
As with all festivals, the actual clicking of each step becomes tough and I managed to click only the final thali. This is an attempt to capture a simple Indian Festival Food prepared for the special day.
The special Aadi Karthigai festival menu will have some of the items listed below:
This year we made a different version of Pulihodaria, Sakarai Pongal, Vada, and Sambar. So I certainly wanted to make note of the Aadi Krithigai Recipes that Amma makes.