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 2021 (Aadi Krithiga 2021) date is August 2, Monday.
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 – 2 August 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 05:43 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 07:11 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 01:00 AM, Aug 03
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 02:13 PM
Tithi : Navami upto 10:27 AM Dashami
Nakshatra : Krittika upto 10:44 PM Rohini
Yoga : Vriddhi upto 11:07 PM Dhruva
Karana : Garaja upto 10:27 AM Vanija upto 11:44 PM Vishti
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Weekday : Somawara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Shravana – Purnimanta Ashadha – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 12:00 PM to 12:54 PM
Amrit Kalam : 08:01 PM to 09:49 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 07:24 AM to 09:05 AM
Yamaganda : 10:46 AM to 12:27 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 02:08 PM to 03:49 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 12:54 PM to 01:48 PM 03:36 PM to 04:30 PM
Varjyam : 09:10 AM to 10:58 AM
Aadi Karthigai in Previous Years
Aadi Karthigai 2020 (Aadi Krithiga 2020) date is August 12, Wednesday.
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.