Aadi Perukku tamil festival
Aadi Perukku or Aadi Pathinettu or Aadi Pathinettam peru
Place and community
Aadiperukku is celebrated only in the Kaveri delta.
This festival is called Aadiperukku since the river swells on the 18th day of the month of Adi.
Aadi perukku is celebrated on the 18th day of the Tamil month Aadi in the Kaveri River basin districts of Tanjore and Trichi when the water level in the river rises significantly. In India the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, Cauvery and Gothavari are considered sacred. Just like the earth gives us food, water is considered as a sacred necessity to meet the needs of individuals. People began to worship water in the form of wells, tanks and rivers.
The original meaning of the ritual performance is a request to the village Goddess for rain for fertility of land, in order to secure a rich harvest. The women are involved in large groups significantly implying the fertility of women also ensuring continuation of human race with peace and harmony through empowered women.