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Festivals in Aadi :

       1. Aadi Perukku : From Perianayaki amman Temple, Lord Kailasanathar and Amman go to Periyavudaiyar Koil and after performing "Kannimar Pooja" return in a procession .
      2. Aadi Krithigai : This is celebrated in a grand way at Palani. Devotees carry flower-Kavadi to Lord Muruga and Worship.
      3. Aadi Amavasai : On this day many devotees offer 'tonsure' on the banks of Shanmuga River and climb the Hill for worship. In the book of Palani mythology this has been mentioned in the chapter on 'Shanmuga Nadi'. Devotees consider that they get cleansed of their sins once they bathe in the Shanmuga River.
      4. Aadi Laksharchana : At Periyanayaki Amman Temple, this is conducted well , and Amman (Goddess Periyanayaki) is given special abhishekam and decoration . On the last day of the function, Amman is adorned with the "Golden Kavacham".