Aadi Pooram festival is celebrated Tamil Nadu, some parts of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh in Aadi month (July – August) as per Tamil calendar. In 2016, Aadi Pooram date is August 5. It is celebrated on the day of Puram or Pooram nakshatram in Aadi Masam.
This festival is also celebrated as Andal Jayanthi, birthday of Andal Ammal who is believed as the incarnation of Goddess Sakti Devi.
Aadi Pooram is celebrated with much gusto in Madurai Meenakshi temple, Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Temple, Srivilliputtur Andal Temple, Tirunelveli, Vedaranyam temple, and other temples in Tiruvadaimarudhur, Mayavaram, Srivanjiyam and Tiruvannamalai.
In 2015, Aadi Pooram date was August 16.
In 2014, Aadi Pooram date was July 30.
In 2013, Aadi Pooram date was August 9.
In 2012, Aadi Pooram date was July 22/23. In 2012, Aadi Pooram or Andal Jayanthi falls on Sunday but when it falls on Friday it is considered highly auspicious and meritorious.