Aadi Krithika (also referred to as Aadi Krithigai, Aadi Karthigai, Aadi Krithika Brahmotsavam), is a big festival celebrated in Srikalahasti Subramanya temple. Sri Subramanya swamy temple here in Srikalahasti is decorated with garlands for the festival celebrations. Aadi Krithika 2017 date is August 15.
It is celebrated for 8 days during which Lord Subramanya swamy along with his divine consorts Sri Valli and Devasena are taken out in procession on various vahanams.
Aadi Krithigai falls in Aadi month of Tamil calendar or Ashada masam in Telugu panchangam.
Aadi Krithika festival concludes with the Kalyanotsavam of Lord Subramanya. Theppotsavam would be celebrated on the previous day to Kalyanotsavam. Srikalahasteeswara swamy temple attracts thousands of devotees from various parts of Andhra Pradesh and neighboring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.