All the fridays falling in the month of aadi are considered very auspicious. Preparing sweets as offering (prasadam) to the goddess, visiting temples, doing special pujas are all the must do things for believers.
Special mention should be made of the pujas conducted for the ‘naga devatha’ (snakes). Milk, rice and jaggery are offered to the snakes. This is of great significance as snakes help the agriculturists by keeping a check on the rat population.
Betal leaves, turmeric, kumkum, betalnut,and coconut, together make a thambulam. The thambulam is offered to all women who we meet on fridays, to get their blessings and good wishes.
Iyers also offer Maa Vilakku on Aadi Velli Kizhamai to the Goddess. Click here to learn the procedure for Maa vilakku.
We can make some quick sweets as prasadam on aadi velli kizhamai.
Usually Manja pongal is the main dish cooked on this day.