Tamil Nadu celebrates Cultural Festival Aadi Perukku

Tamil Nadu celebrates cultural festival Aadi Perukku, also known as Pathinettam Perukku, to mark the monsoon season and honor the fertility of the soil. The festival is observed on August 3rd, which is the 18th day of the Tamil month of Aadi. The festival aims at expressing gratitude to water bodies and heralds the onset of the monsoon season. Several rituals are performed, and special delicacies are prepared. Over time, the festival has transcended geographical bounds, and people from around the world, especially those with Tamil heritage, participate in the festivities.


  1. Aadi Perukku, a festival of gratitude and water sustainability, is celebrated on August 3rd, coinciding with the 18th day of Tamil month of Aadi.
  2. The traditions include praying to Goddess Parvati and preparing a vast range of rice-based delicacies.
  3. The festival was initially confined to communities living alongside the Cauvery River but now has global recognition and participation.
  4. The Governor of Tamil Nadu is R N Ravi.