For south Indians, marrying in the month of Aadi (Mid-July to Mid-August) is considered inauspicious. Apparently, there are several reasons to why weddings are not held during this month. Aadi’ originated from the Sanskrit word ‘Aashadi’. This month is seen as the most auspicious month for worshiping god and goddesses. It is believed that the Pachai Amman; the goddess of marriage, created peace and harmony in the world.
This month is usually filled with temple festivals and devotees who are present to attend the special prayers. Aadi Pandigai, Thiru Aadi Pooram, Aadi Peruku, Varalakshmi Pooja, Aadi Amavasai are some of the important festival in the month of Aadi. Aadi Karthigai dedicated to Lord Murugan is also held in which special pooja and kavadis are offered to the Lord.
Since, temples and priest are busy with these festivals, there are less time or probably absolutely no time for them to attend to weddings. This is one reason why weddings do not take place in the month of Aadi. Ancient Hindus have a reason to explain this practice. The reason is because if a child is conceived during Aadi, the child will be born in April - May during summer. Summer is perceived as not the best month for childbirth because the heat can cause health problems to both the mother and the child.
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