The Ministry of AYUSH has accorded approval for observing the birthday of Siddhar Agathiyar as “Siddha Day". Siddhar Agathiyar’s birthday falls on Star Ayilyam in the Tamil month Margazhi. In this regard, the 3rd Siddha Day will be observed on 13th January, 2020 at Chennai.
Prof. Dr. K. Kanakavalli, Director General, Central Council for Research in Siddha has invited Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Govt. of India on 22nd November, 2019 to take part in the 3rd Siddha day celebrations to be held on 13th January, 2020 at Amma Arangam, Shenoy Nagar, Chennai.
The 3rd Siddha Day event will be jointly organised by Central Council for Research in Siddha, National Institute of Siddha and Directorate of Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.