Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted everyone on the special day of Aadi Krithigai.
- Aadi Krithigai is an important festival celebrated in the Tamil month of Adi or Aadi.
- In 2022, the date of Aadi Krithigai is July 23. The festival is dedicated to Lord Muruga or Subramanya.
- Incidentally, the festival is also referred as Aadi Krittika, Kirthigai, Kritika and Krithika. The festival is celebrated with fervor in the Murugan Temples in Tamil Nadu.
- As per some beliefs Muruga first appeared on Earth on Aadi Krithigai day.
- Aadi Krithigai in some regions is celebrated to symbolise the victory of good over evil when Murugan slew the demon Surapadman.