Aadi Krithigai 2020 (Aadi Karthigai) | Festival dedicated to Lord Muruga

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Aadi Karthigai (Aadi Krithiga), is an important festival dedicated to Lord Muruga. It is celebrated on Krithigai nakshatra day in Aadi month of Tamil calendar. The Skanda Purana describes the legend associated with Aadi Karthigai. Aadi Karthigai 2020 (Aadi Krithiga 2020) date is August 12, Wednesday.

There is Krithigai Nachatram on 16 July 2020 (Aadi Masam’s first day) but Aadi Krithigai is celebrated on 2nd Krithigai Nakshatram in Aadi Masam, i.e. 12 August.

Aadi Karthigai is celebrated with lot of gusto in Aarupadai Veedu (six prominent temples) of Lord Muruga. Special pujas and homas are performed on Aadi Karthigai day to please Murugan. Kavadi Yatra (carrying kavadis and offering kavadis to the Lord) is the main ritual of Aadi Karthigai day.

Panchangam, Aadi Krithigai – 12 August 2020

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:05 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:57
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)24:31 Chandrastama (Moonset)13:13

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 11:15
Nakshatra Krittika – 27:26*
Yoga Vriddhi – 09:26
Karana Taitila – 24:11*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Bhaadrupada
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 12:31 – 14:08
Gulika Kalam: 10:55 – 12:31
Yama Gandam: 07:42 – 09:18

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Karka
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mesha – 07:37:09

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 24:47* – 26:33*
Abhijit: None

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 14:11 – 15:57
Durmuhurthams: 12:06 – 12:57

Aadi Karthigai in Previous Years

Aadi Karthigai 2019 (Aadi Krithiga 2019) date was July 26, Friday.

Aadi Karthigai 2018 (Aadi Krithiga 2018) date was August 5.

Aadi Karthigai 2017 (Aadi Krithiga 2017) date is August 15. There is one more Krithiga Nakshatram in Aadi Masam (July 19, 2017).

Aadi Karthigai 2016 date was July 28.

Aadi Karthigai 2015 (Aadi Krithiga 2015) date was August 8.

Aadi Karthigai 2014 (Aadi Krithiga 2014) date was July 21.

Aadi Karthigai 2013 (Aadi Krithiga 2013) date was July 31.

Aadi Karthigai 2012 (Aadi Krithiga 2012) date was August 10.

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11 Comments

  1. Ravindra says:

    aadi masam kavadi to be taken date 2013

  2. Sadashiv says:

    what is doneon aadi kirthikai? explain in detail signify the importance of visiting temple on this day

  3. Chinmayi says:

    karthigai fast for the month of aadi masam special for lord murugan

  4. Jagrati says:

    how to do pooja of aadi krithigai at home

  5. Sajjan says:

    WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF AADI KARTIGAI FAST

  6. Pradyot says:

    what to be done at home on aadi krithigai 2013

  7. Senthilkumarrajeswari says:

    1.What to be done at home on Aadi Karthigai 2015
    2.How to do pooja of Aadi Karthigai 2015

  8. AdoniRameshsajjan says:

    Aadi Krittigai date is on August 15th not on July 19th
    please check…

    — Adoni Ramesh Sajjan
    Bhakthi TV

  9. Goutham Krishna says:

    On 19th July 2017 aadi masam krittigai is to be celebrat with equally as important to 15th August 2017 aadi krittigai ? Either it is on both days or else?

  10. parhipan says:

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