The auspicious day of Aadi Krithigai was celebrated yesterday July 28, 2016 at Tiruvannamalai.
Muruga in Tamil means beauty and in all Murugan temples, special poojas and yagams were conducted for Lord Muruga on the day of Aadi Kirthigai. The day was observed in a number of Temples at Tiruvannamalai, in order to propitiate Lord Skanda for help to overcome lethargy, fear, ignorance, anger and confusion.
At Arunachaleswarar Temple, pujas were performed which was subsequently followed by a procession of Kavadi carrying devotees performing pradakshina of the Mada Veedus (permieter streets surrounding the Big Temple).
|Devotees outside Arunachaleswar Temple, July 28, 2016|
|Carrying Kavadis on procession down Big Street, Tiruvannamalai|
The below two photographs are of the kavadis being prepared inside the Arunachaleswarar Compound prior to July 28, 2016 Aadi Krithigai.
|Working on Kavadis for Aadi Krithigai|