Aadi Krithigai is a day auspicious for Lord Muruga. This year it falls on July 28, Karthikeya or Muruga is the second son of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi. Interesting and inspiring are his birth and feats, which are elaborately described in the ‘Skanda Purana’.
Muruga in Tamil means beauty. Extolled as the epitome of beauty, valour and “Jnana” [Supreme Knowledge], Muruga is worshipped in several ways, through various rituals. In all Murugan temples, special poojas and yagams are conducted for Lord Muruga on Aadi Kirthigai day. In all the Aaru Padai Vedu (Six Battle Camps of Muruga) Temples, special poojas are held and devotees walk and come and offer kavadi for Muruga.

Bala Subramanyaswamy Temple – Tiruchendur
Dandayudapani Temple – Palani
Subramanya Swamy Temple – Tiruttani
Swamynathaswamy Temple – Swamymalai
Subramanya Swamy Temple – Tiruparankundram
Subramanya Swamy Temple – Palamudircholai