Aadi Pooram 2016 date – Andal Jayanti 2016 in Tamil Month Aadi
Aadi Pooram, also known as ‘Aandal Jayanti’ is an important festival of Tamilians. This festival is devoted to Goddess Andal, an incarnation of Goddess LakshmiLakshmi
Lakshmi is a Hindu goddess who is regarded as the ultimate deity of wealth....
The festival celebrated in the Tamil month of 'Aadi' month that corresponds to the months of July-August in the English calendar. Aadi Pooram has celebrated the birth of Andal. Aadi Pooram 2016 date is August 5.
Aadi Pooram is also dedicated to Goddess Shakti and it is believed that the Goddess comes on earth and to bless the people on this day. Pooram or Puram is one among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology. Tamilians People celebrated this festival with great enthusiasm and fervor in all over the world. The devotees, therefore, worship their deity with full devotion to lead a happy and wealthy life.
The Word ‘Aadi’ signifies the fourth month in the Tamil calendar while ‘Pooram’ considered one of the 27 Nakshatras mentioned in the Hindu Astrology.
The story of Goddess Andal is famous everywhere in Tamil Nadu and She is renowned for her steadfast devotion for Sri Ranganatha (Lord Vishnu).
Thiruppavai and the Nachiyar Thirumozhi are two of her literary compositions praising Lord Vishnu.
There is a common belief that Goddess Andal is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Aadi Puram is of great significance in Lord Vishnu Temples in Tamil Nadu. Equally important is the day in Shakti Temples.
In the Saiva temples, the day of Aadi Pooram is celebrated as the festival of ‘Valaikappu’.
Devotees offer glass bangles to Goddess Andal and then distributed among all devotees.