Importance of Aadi Month in Tamil calendar | Aadi Masam Mahatmya

Aadi month (Aadi masam) is known as inauspicious in Tamil calendar. It corresponds with Ashada masam in lunar calendars followed in North India, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. What is the importance of Aadi month in Tamil calendar? Why it is considered inauspicious? This article gives you brief information about the Aadi Masam mahatmya.

The word ‘Aadi’ is originated from the Sanskrit word ‘Aashadi’. Aadi masam begins with Karkataka Sankraman or Karka Sankramanam of Surya Bhagavan (Sun’s transition to Cancer zodiac). Karka Sankraman or Aadi month marks the beginning of Dakshinayanam (night time for Gods). Utharayanam is considered auspicious for shubhakarya like engagement, marriage, gruhapravesh, etc. But Dakshinayanam is most auspicious for worshipping Gods and Goddesses. Aadi month is full of temple festivals and auspicious days for worship Gods.

In Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, and some parts of Kerala, marriages are performed in Aadi month (Mithuna Aashada) due to their differences in time periods. But in Tamil Nadu, Aadi masam is strictly avoided for marriages.

Aadi Karthigai, Aadi Pooram, Aadi Perukku, Aadi Amavasai, etc. are some importance festivals in Aadi masam in Tamil calendar.

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  1. Rajyeshwar says:

    is it good for babies born on adi peruku

  2. Kavita says:

    Can we start a buisness in aadi tamil month

  3. Balbir says:

    date of aadi month in the year 2013 karnataka

  4. Ratnapriya says:

    what does it mean for babies to be born in aadi month

  5. Devanshi says:

    AAdi amavasai is good day for delivering baby

  6. Rupashri says:

    babies born adi month according to tamil calendar

  7. Vajrapaani says:

    in tamil calendar girl born on aadi 2013

  8. prahlad says:

    Can we purchase vehicle in July 2015 because of ashadamasam

  9. ranjth says:

    We can shift the house of this month

  10. Karthikeyan says:

    is it good to buy new car after aadi perukku….. some said we can buy new car and some saying aadi s not good to buy new car… is it relevant to tat????

  11. saroja says:

    can we start a business in aadi tamil month?

  12. Bala Chandran says:

    In the beginning of yr article you said Aadi is inauspicious. Towards the end you said..Utharayanam is auspicious for marriages, etc.

    Many articles about Aadi month begins conveniently by saying Aadi is inauspicious. And towards end writer says Aadi is auspicious for this and that.

    Light and Darkness (days and nites) are God created and are sacred undoubtedly and devoid of any flaws.

    • SSM says:

      Bala Chandran: Please note that Thai to Aani is Utharayanam and Aadi to Margazhi is Dhakshinayam. So the author is correct to state Uhtarayanam is auspicious for marriages etc, as it is from Thai to Aani. Aadi is good only for activities related to farming, praying, pooja etc. Not for any “worldly pleasure” activities such as buying stuff, marriage, consumation etc.