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TAMILNADU FESTIVALS


THIRUCHENDUR MURUGAN TEMPLE

DEEPAVALI

Diwali also called the "festival of lights", is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November.Diwali is an important festival for Hindus




Yathothkari Temple

PONGAL

Thai Pongal or Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated by Tamil people at the end of the harvest season. Pongal is a four day festival which usually takes place from January 13 to 16 in the Gregorian calendar i.e., the last day of the Tamil month Maargazhi to the third day of Tamil month Thai.The second of the four days i.e., first day of the Tamil month Thai is the second and main day of the festival and this day is known as Thai Pongal.It is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Tamil people in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the Indian Union Territory of Puducherry, and Sri Lanka



Varadaraja Perumal Temple

GANESH CHATURTHI

Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday (rebirth) of the lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva andParvati. It is believed that Lord Ganesh bestows his presence on earth for all his devotees during this festival. It is the day when Ganesha was born. Ganesha is widely worshiped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune and traditionally invoked at the beginning of any new venture or at the start of travel. The festival, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi.




Ekambareswarar Temple

KARTHIGAI

Karthikai Deepam or Karthikaivilakkidu is a Hindu specially Hindu Tamils and Hindu Telugu festival. The festival is observed in every home and every temple, and falls in the month of Karttikai as per Tamil calendar. This occurs on the day when the moon is in conjunction with the constellationKarthigai and purnimai. This constellation appears as a group of six stars in the firmament in the shape of a pendant from the ear.




Vaikuntha Perumal Temple

PANGUNI UTHIRAM

Panguni Uthiram (also known as MeenaUttara-phalguni in Sanskrit) is a day of importance to Tamil Hindus. It falls on the day the moon transits in the asterism or nakshatram of Uttara-phalguni or Uthiram in the twelfth month of the Tamil solar calendar i.e. Panguni (March-April). It is the full moon of the month of Panguni.




Vaikuntha Perumal Temple

JALLIKATTU

Jallikattu , the Old Tamil phrase eruth, is a bull taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations onMattuPongal day. Annually, Jallikattu is held from January to July, played first in world-famous Palamedu, near Madurai on January 15 followed by "Alanganallur-jallikattu" in Alanganallur, near Madurai on 16 January. There is a specific breed of cattle bred for this purpose known as Jellicut and from the place of a big breeder Pulikulam.