Aadi Krithigai falls on 9 Aug 2023 on Wednesday
Krithigai is one of the 27 stars ( nakshatras ). The day of Krithiga nakshatra is considered very auspicious for lord Murugan's Worship. Krithigai nakshatra falls every month but the one that falls in the Tamil month of Aadi (July - August) is considered very special and auspicious.
Aadi Krithigai is a very important day in the Tamil Hindu calendar that falls on a Krithigai nakshatra day in the month of Aadi. This year the Aadi Krithigai falls on the 9th of August - Wednesday
Significance of worshipping Lord Murugan on Aadi Krithigai
The Krithigai nakshatra is very auspicious for lord Murugan worship who is also known as karthigeyan. The word Krithigai means star or a spark that originated from the flames emitted from the lord Shiva’s third eye. This spark with six sides became the six faces of Lord Murugan. Fasting lord Murugan on this day is very special and bestows boons of marriage, childbirth, and fortune in life.
Devotees carry Paal kodam( a pot with milk) and kavadies on this day to show gratitude to the lord who fulfilled their wishes.
Benefits of worshipping lord Murugan on the day of Aadi Krithigai
- Worshipping lord Murugan on the Aadi Krithigai can bring you an abundance of wealth and prosperity by the grace of the lord.
- Students and individuals who worship lord Murugan on the day of Aadi Krithigai can gain wisdom and power. Chanting the lord Murugan mantras on this day is considered very powerful to bring courage and confidence in individuals.
- Chanting lord Murugan mantras on the Aadi Krithigai can improve mental strength and hence gain physical health through perseverance.
- The spiritual prayers and poojas that are offered to lord Murugan will bring inner peace and increase the devotion and spirituality in you and connect to the divinity.
- Couples who are trying to conceive a child can very soon get the boon of a child by performing fasting on the day of Aadi Krithigai and worshipping Lord Murugan to seek his blessings.
- Individuals with the malefic effects of planet Mars in the horoscope can worship the lord on the day of Aadi Krithigai and on Tuesdays to remove the ill effects of the planets.
Those who are trying to marry for a long time and have a delay in the marriage can worship, lord Murugan and soon be happily married.
How to worship lord Murugan
At home :
- Wake up early in the morning and take a holy dip. Now clean the house and decorate the pooja room with flowers, turmeric and kumkum.
- Perform pooja to the lord by lighting lamps, and offering flowers to the image or idol of lord Murugan and other deities in the pooja room.
- Offer neiveidhyam to the lord and chant the mantras of lord Murugan at home and sings the Murugan songs.
- Distribute sweets and prasad to the family members. If you are fasting on this day you can break the fast after visiting the temple in the evening.
Visit temple :
- It is very special to worship lord Murugan on the day of Aadi Krithigai by visiting the temples. It is very special to visit any of the Aarupadai veedu - Abodes of lord Murugan.
- One can also visit the nearest Murugan temple and seek the blessings of the almighty lord Murugan.