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Aug 02, 2020
8:38AM

Aadi Perukku: Tamil Nadu celebrates its monsoon festival with restrictions amid pandemic

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Aadi Perukku, also known as the Aadi monsoon festival, is being celebrated in Tamil Nadu today. The festival falls on the 18th day of the Tamil month of Adi (mid-July to mid-August) and is celebrated as a tribute to water's life-sustaining properties. It takes the form of thanking Cauvery river for flowing in plenty, thus assuring a good agricultural harvest during the year.

The festival assumes added significance in the Cauvery Delta region, where farmers also pay homage to Mother nature in the form of the majestic Cauvery river.

This year, however, against the background of Covid-19 pandemic, various District Collectors in the region have prohibited homage paying rituals on the Cauvery river bank, especially in important holy places like Srirangam, near Trichy.

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