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Aadi Amaavaasya an auspicious festival for Tamil people

Aadi Amaavaasya an auspicious festival for Tamil people
Aadi Amaavaasya an auspicious festival for Tamil people

Aadi is the month when Sun is in the zodiac of Kataka (rasi) or Cancer. It is the house of Moon (Moon is the lord of Kataka). Amavasai  or full moon day is the day when the Sun and the Moon rise and fall at the same time. Amavasai will always give good results as it is the beginning of a growing phase of the Moon. Aadi Amavasai is the no moon day, or the darkest day, in the Tamil month Aadi. In 2010, date of Aadi Amavasai is August 9th.

 Aadi Amaavaasya an auspicious festival for Tamil people

This Amavasi or Amavasya is dedicated to performing Tarpanam and Sharddham to dead relatives and ancestors. The ancestors are known to live in Pitru Loka or the ancestral world. The 64 generations of dead ancestors can help solve your money, relationship, health, and other problems quite easily, if one knows how to communicate with them. 


By performing Tarpanam ritual, you can connect with them and pray for peace to their soul and gain their blessings. It is also said that the Tarpanam ritual liberates your ancestors from any curse. It is a process of satisfying the ancestors and enables one to negate the unwanted desires. The main rites and rituals dedicated to dead relatives are performed on the riverbank or on seashore. The method of performing the rituals varies from region to region and from community to community. Usually, elderly people and priests help people perform the various rituals like Tarpanam and Sharddham. A similar ritual known as Karkidaka Vavu Bali is performed in the neighboring State of kerala on the day. Thus any action on Aadi Amavasai day will give manifold effects. Praying for the departed souls on that day will make your children successful apart from giving you success in your career, income and health.

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