As we all know, this month is one special one for Hindu devotees worldwide. Yes, you got it! it is Aadi month. Anyway, today’s blog entry is on something completely related to the Aadi month. Have you wondered, why must a Hindu wedding take place on a particular auspicious date. Why isn’t July a legal month for weddings?
WHAT IS AADI MONTH?
The Tamil calendar’s fourth month, Aadi, is between the middle of July and August. The Sun moves from Uttaraayanam (northward) to Dakshinayanam (southward) in this month; “aayanam” is Sanskrit for “moving.” According to Hindu astrology, the sun’s northward motion begins on the first day of the Thai month (mid-January) and its southbound motion begins on the first day of the Aadi month.
WHY ARE SOME IMPORTANT EVENTS FORBIDDEN DURING THE AADI MONTH ?
Many devotees view Aadi as unhealthy for steer clear of significant events like weddings. This is mostly due to the fact that this month is when the devas, or gods, officially enter dawn or night (‘dakshinaayana punyakalam’). Receiving the aashirwadams, or blessings, of the devas when they are resting would be challenging.
No marriages allowed during the Aadi month
This month is not a wedding month. Here’s the catch, though. The uniqueness of Indian traditions is that they all have a purpose.
There is scarcely any mood for intimacy during this extremely auspicious and spiritual month, which is packed with a million of religious rituals to be attended every day.
Newly married couples are not allowed to stay together during the Aadi month period
This is because it was once believed that if a lady became pregnant in the month of Aadi, she would give birth in the sweltering months of March or April. In this time, the Karthikai Veyil will occur. In warmer weather, pregnant women may suffer more, and the newborn will also experience discomfort.
During the crucial months of her pregnancy (December + January), the expectant mother will also experience cold.
No housewarmings or house-shifting during the auspicious month
Additionally, events like housewarmings and moving into new homes are skipped. The festival of Aadi honours the goddess of fertility and wealth. The explanation offered by elders back home is that this is the month we perform tarpanams.
For important events like marriage, a housewarming, or launching a new business, the timing is deemed unlucky.
Does the Aadi month’s overall idea make sense at this point? In Indian culture, every ritual, event, and celebration has a hidden significance. It is known as Mystical Hinduism for this reason.
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