Festival for worshiping riversWater is most important to a living being as the three-food,air and water are indispensable for our daily life. Water is from rain through rivers reaching us. Not only for human but also for plants and animals the water is essential.
In olden days the rivers are worshiped by people and the rives,as they serve people and everybody without expectation,are treated equal to mother and so they called feminine names like sindhu, kaveri,narmadha, Godhaveri etc.
Since the period of king rulings the rivers are worshipped through festivals.
One among is this day jyeshta (aadi in Tamil)18, which falls today august 3.
This day people go to river bed with all family members by taking prepared variety food items, offer ooja to river and by sitting there collectvely share the food with joy.
Throgh worshipping the rivers with honor they flourish well and because of that the agriculture flourish well and we people live without starvation.
By keeping in mind only our ancestors develop such festivals and poojas. we should never mocked them but for the sake of our country people, by believing them as they are our brother and sister, we wiil continue to follow our elders