Aadi Velli is a special puja observed on Fridays in Aadi month of Tamil calendar. In 2016, Aadi Velli dates are: July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12.
The first and the third Friday in Aadi month are even more auspicious among all four Fridays. Devotees visit Goddess Shakti temples on these days and offer special pujas for wellness and prosperity of their families.
Visiting and offering special pujas to three Shakti Temples around Chennai on the same day of Aadi Velli is believed auspicious. The three temples of Goddess Shakti are: Thiruvudai Amman Temple, Vadivudai Amman Temple, and Kodiyidai Amman Temple.
In 2015, Aadi Velli dates are: July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7 and August 14.
In 2014, Aadi Velli dates are: July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8 and August 15.
In 2013, Aadi Velli dates were: July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9 and August 16.
In 2012, Aadi Velli dates were: 20 July, 27 July, August 3, and 10 August.