Adi Mulaikattu Urchavam is a popular festival celebrated during Aadi month in Madurai Meenakshi Temple and all other Shakti Amman Temples in Tamil Nadu. In 2011, Aadi Mulaikattu starts on 30 July and ends on 9 August 2011. During this festival, women carry ‘mulaipari’ (pots of seedlings) and offer them to the Goddess and worship her for a good agricultural year. On the first day the seeds are sown and on the 10th day the seedlings are immersed in nearby tanks or rivers.
In Ramanathapuram district Adi Mulaikattu festival is celebrated with utmost gusto. Mulaiparis are immersed in kanmois such Nochioorani, Sothurani and the village tanks. The festival is mainly dedicated to Sri Athi Parasakthi Amman.