Exploring Tamil Nadu's Colorful Festivals

Here is a list of some of the famous festivals celebrated in Tamil Nadu

Vinayaka Chaturthi

People make and install clay idols of Lord Ganesha, and after a few days of worship, the idols are immersed in water.

Pongal - The Harvest Festival of Tamilnadu

It is a four-day celebration that includes cooking a special dish called "Pongal," cattle worship, and traditional music & dance.

Diwali - Festival of Lights

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Tamil Nadu, just like in other parts of India.

Navaratri - Festival of Durga Devi

Navaratri, a nine-night festival, is dedicated to the worship of the goddess Durga.

Karthigai Deepam

Karthigai Deepam is a festival of lights celebrated in the Tamil month of Karthigai (usually November-December) and is considered a celebration of the light of Lord Shiva.

Chithirai Festival

The Chithirai festival is celebrated in Madurai and includes the famous Chithirai Thiruvizha, which reenacts the wedding of Lord Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar.

Thai Pusam

Thai Pusam is a Hindu festival celebrated to honor Lord Murugan, the son of Lord Shiva.Devotees carry "Kavadi" – ornate wooden or metal structures – as a symbol of devotion and penance.