August 15, 2017, is Aadi Krithigai, dedicated to Lord Muruga.
Aadi Krithigai 2017 is considered very special as it falls on Tuesday, which is an auspicious day for Lord Karthikeya. Lord Muruga is worshipped on the day when the Karthigai nakshatra falls in the month of Aadi.
Karthigai is a star among 27 stars and falls on the day when the Moon crosses the Karthigai constellation of six stars once in a month as per lunar calendar.
These six stars are the six Karthigai nymphs who took care of Lord Muruga after he was born out of the third eye of Lord Shiva. They are bestowed immortality by Lord Shiva for the service rendered by them and thus they shine in the sky as a constellation in the name of Karthigai.
Karthigai is considered as the birth day of Lord Muruga and those who observe Karthigai Vrata on this day reap many good things in life Aadi is an auspicious month for worshipping gods and goddesses. Aadi Krithigai Vrata brings bounteous benefits to the devotees of Lord Muruga.
Let us pray to Muruga for spiritual enlightenment and attainment of virtues in life through slokas and puja at home on this day.