Thiru Aadi Pooram is celebrated with much pomp and show in Tamil Nadu. This festival is celebrated to propitiate The Goddess Shakti. Shaivites offer glass bangles to the goddess and to family and friends.
Its equally important to Vaishnavites, as its consided as the birthday of Andal, an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. So today being Aadi Pooram we invited our relatives home and gave them bangles. We also visited the Sringeri Mutt in Bangalore and offered a garland of bangles to Sri Saradambal.